BARRY ZITO NEWS

Oakland A’s: Mills, Chavez, Zito slated for Spring Training starts

Brad Mills Brad Mills, Jesse Chavez and Barry Zito are scheduled to start the first three games of Spring Training for the Oakland A’s. Mills will get the nod in Tuesday’s opener against the San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. During the 2014 regular season, Mills was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the A’s to the Toronto Blue Jays and back again to the A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito in Oakland, A Retrospective

For the first seven years of his major league career, Barry Zito was a superstar ace for the Oakland Athletics. After a seven year, $126 million stay in San Francisco and a one year hiatus from the sport, Zito is set to return to his former home on a minor league contract for the 2015 season. In what was a dramatic fall from grace, Zito’s career since signing with the Giants...
Via Batting Leadoff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito reuintes with the Oakland A’s

Barry Zito Barry Zito is reuniting with the Oakland A’s after spending 2014 regaining his passion for baseball, according to the team’s site. As a non-roster invitee, Zito threw his first bullpen of camp on Friday – drawing a crowd of curious followers. Although he struggled during his time with the San Francisco Giants, he displayed positive signs during Friday’s bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

At 36, lefty Barry Zito returns to work with Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Barry Zito did a lot of things during his year off from the major leagues in 2014. He worked out in Houston, got in some good surfing near his home in San Diego, spent a lot of quality family time with his wife and newborn son and even threw pitches into a portable net that he carried around to various public parks. One day, the left-hander who won the 2002 AL Cy...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

36 years later, Oakland Athletics back at HoHoKam

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Thirty-six years later, the Oakland Athletics are back at HoHoKam Stadium. After basing at Phoenix Municipal Stadium since 1984, the A's have returned to their former spring training home for spring training 2015, which starts Thursday. Oakland used the original HoHoKam Park from 1977-79, before it became the longtime spring home of the Cubs. Chicago's red and blue...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito, Scott Kazmir, and Magical Velocity Gains

Navigate to Ron Wolforth’s website and you’ll immediately see this. Normally I’m hesitant to engage with places that approach me like I’m watching the pitching equivalent of QVC at 4 a.m., but Ron Wolforth has the track record to make bold statements: he’s worked with Trevor Bauer since the first round pick was 14 years […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

10 MLB Players to be Excited About in 2015

It’s that time of year again. America’s favorite pastime is finally out of hibernation and spring training is right around the corner. Along with old faces in new cities, there are guys that won our hearts last season. Heck, there’s even one player who sat out all of last season that should excite a certain fan base. Here are 10 MLB players to be excited about in 2015. Pablo...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is There Room for Chris Young?

Two bits of news spread almost simultaneously Monday night: Bruce Chen signed somewhere for a minor-league contract, and Barry Zito had signed somewhere else for, also, a minor-league contract. This is the season of minor-league contracts, as the pool of available free agents has been reduced to a puddle on an otherwise dry concrete foundation. But […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter fights, Cavaliers and Buckeyes basketball – WFNY Podcast – 2015-02-17

Kirk came on the podcast and we were all over the place. We talked about Twitter fights and sports and all kinds of stuff. Here’s a more detailed list. Bomani Jones and the continual Cleveland anger parade Kirk and his block party on Twitter Kirk is going to give something up for Lent The deep freeze versus the Spring thaw How are the Buckeyes doing in basketball? Thad Matta and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss

When Barry Zito Made His Major League Debut with the A’s

Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito made his Major League debut with this very same team back in July of 2000. After being away from the club for eight years—seven with the San Francisco Giants and one out of baseball altogether—Zito has returned to the A’s on a minor league contract. Let’s take a gander at what was happening around the world when Zito made the first of...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Sign Barry Zito to Minor League Deal

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the A’s have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with 36 year-old left-hander Barry Zito. Slusser adds in her story that Zito has been working with trainer Ron Wolforth this offseason, an instrumental player in Scott Kazmir‘s comeback. Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

AP sources: Barry Zito returning to A's on minor league deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Two people with knowledge of the agreement say left-hander Barry Zito is returning to the Oakland Athletics with the a minor deal that includes an invitation to major league spring training. The people, speaking on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the A's hadn't announced the signing, say Zito would get a $1 million, one-year contract if added to the 40...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is attempting a comeback with the Athletics

On Monday afternoon, long-time Oakland Athletics first baseman Jason Giambi retired. On Monday night, long-time Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Barry Zito rejoined the club on a minor league deal. Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 17, 2015   The...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is attempting a comeback with the Athletics

On Monday afternoon, long-time Oakland Athletics first baseman Jason Giambi retired. On Monday night, long-time Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Barry Zito rejoined the club on a minor league deal. Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 17, 2015 The 36-year old...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Zito trying comeback, headed to spring training with A's

Left-hander Barry Zito has agreed to minor-league contract with the Oakland Athletics and will attempt a comeback after sitting out last season, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday night. Zito had his greatest success in Oakland, spending his first seven seasons there, making the American League All-Star team three times and winning the 2002 American League Cy Young. He left...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito returns to A’s on minor league deal

After sitting out the entire 2014 season, Barry Zito will attempt to restart his major league baseball career. Zito, 36, returns to the team he started with after signing a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Zito enjoyed the best success of his career with the A’s winning the Cy Young in 2002 after posting a 23-5 record and a 2.75 ERA. From there Zito went...
Via Tireball.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Zito, Chen sign Minor League Deals

Veteran starters Barry Zito and Bruce Chen, have found new homes tonight, as they have both signed minor league deals, with invitations to Spring Training. Barry Zito is going back to the Oakland Athletics, as Susan Slusser confirms: Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Play The ‘Why Not?’ Game, Sign Barry Zito To Minor-League Deal

Billy Beane is getting the band back together. Okay, maybe not – but he and the Oakland A’s have agreed with lefty Barry Zito on a minor league deal for 2015, as reported by Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle. Slusser mentions in her piece that Zito has been working recently with the same trainer that helped Scott Kazmir resurrect his career prior to his signing a two-year deal...
Via BaySportsNet
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians reportedly show interest in former Cy Young winner

With a week until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the Indians were in Houston on Tuesday to watch workouts from Barry Zito and Matt Albers. According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, the Indians were one of five teams to watch Zito's workout. The right-hander, who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2002, did not pitch last season. In 2013 with the Giants,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito Plans To Throw For Teams Tuesday

According to Jim Carsick of ESPN and Baseball America,  36-year-old Barry Zito will be throwing for a number of teams on Tuesday with the hope of landing a contract for the 2015 season. He’ll likely get offered a minor-league deal with an invite to Spring Training so a team can see if he has anything left in the tank when going up against professional hitters and enduring a full...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is really attempting a comeback

Hold your horses, Internet. After Sunday’s news that Andruw Jones would be attempting an MLB comeback in 2015, another familiar name from years past could be joining him on an MLB roster this spring – former AL Cy Young winner Barry Zito. Barry Zito is throwing for a select group of teams Tuesday, says Scott Boras. He still wants to pitch after sitting out 2014. — Jerry Crasnick...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is really attempting a comeback

Hold your horses, Internet. After Sunday’s news that Andruw Jones would be attempting an MLB comeback in 2015, another familiar name from years past could be joining him on an MLB roster this spring – former AL Cy Young winner Barry Zito. Barry Zito is throwing for a select group of teams Tuesday, says Scott Boras. He still wants to pitch after sitting out 2014. — Jerry Crasnick...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito to throw for teams, John Axford and Gerald Laird sign

Former Cy Young winner Barry Zito will throw for a group of Major League clubs on Tuesday reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Zito sat out the entire 2014 season after finishing 2013 with a 5.74 ERA in 133 1/3 innings of work. Set to be 37 in May, it is unclear how much Zito could offer to any club. He figures to generate some interest but will surely have to accept an incentive laden...
Via Tireball.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Barry Zito Make A Comeback In 2015?

The winter meetings were all that we hoped them to be and then some. This year’s annual convention of managers, players, agents, and club executives saw more wheeling and dealing of big name players than possibly ever before. After Jon Lester signed with the Chicago Cubs, all the dominoes began to fall into place. Amidst all these wild trades and free agent signings, along with...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Barry Zito! Coming soon to a ... something near you?

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Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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