BARRY ZITO NEWS

Zito Keeps Dealing In Spite of Uncertain Future

For a guy who had just ripped off four scoreless innings, Barry Zito wasn’t exactly in a good mood. After his outing against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, the lefty is now up to 11 consecutive innings without giving up a run. While standing at his locker with his cap on backwards and zero emotion on his face, Zito explained that he focuses on more than the final stat line. ...
Via BaySportsNet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito Unlikely to Make A’s Roster

View image | gettyimages.com Barry Zito signed with the Oakland A’s for a second go-around with the team who he broke into the majors with.  He returns after a mostly disappointing stint across the bay with the San Francisco Giants who gave him a record contract (at the time) with the hopes he would maintain his Cy Young form he had while in Oakland.  That wasn’t the case...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers split squads lose to A's, Rangers

During Sunday afternoon spring-training action, Oakland beat a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 5-2 and Texas also beat Milwaukee, by a 12-5 margin. Barry Zito, attempting a comeback at age 36 after a year off from baseball, threw four scoreless innings in relief as the Oakland Athletics beat a Brewers split squad. In his second appearance of the spring, Zito allowed just one hit and...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Zito impresses as A's beat Brewers split squad 5-2

PHOENIX (AP) Barry Zito, attempting a comeback at age 36 after a year off from baseball, threw four scoreless innings in relief as the Oakland Athletics beat a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 5-2 on Sunday. In his second appearance of the spring, Zito allowed just one hit and retired 11 of the 12 hitters he faced to end the game. Ryan Braun, who had offseason thumb surgery, went 0...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gray, Zito combine for 5 innings in A's win vs Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Sonny Gray pitched into the third inning, Barry Zito went 2 2-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in an exhibition game Tuesday. Jake Lamb hit a pair of home runs and Yasmany Tomas also homered for the Diamondbacks. Cody Ross added a pair of doubles and drove in a run. Trevor Cahill gave up a run and four hits over two innings...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito launches A's comeback with two innings vs. Cubs

  Joe Maddon gushed about the ballpark and the fans. He praised starter Travis Wood and said he liked the performance by his team. Surrounded by his family under a beautiful blue sky, the new manager of the Chicago Cubs sounded quite pleased with his first game of spring training. ''Just a really, really nice, wonderful first day,'' he said after a 2-2 tie against Barry Zito and...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon makes debut with Cubs in spring tie with A's

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Manager Joe Maddon made his spring debut with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, a 2-2 tie against Barry Zito and the Oakland Athletics. Travis Wood pitched two perfect innings for a split-squad of Cubs, and Mike Olt hit a two-run homer in the second inning. Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay over the winter and then agreed to take over the Cubs, who begin...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
28 days 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
February 25, 2015  |  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
February 22, 2015  |  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
February 21, 2015  |  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
February 19, 2015  |  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
February 19, 2015  |  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
February 19, 2015  |  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
February 18, 2015  |  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
February 18, 2015  |  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
February 18, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
February 16, 2015  |  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
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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