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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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panda heads put away with Sandoval's departure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Those oversized panda heads are being put away - at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval's bamboo-eating buddies aren't following him to Beantown. Sam Li, a San Francisco Giants fan often inside one of the four humongous panda heads, said Wednesday he and his friends have decided they must find a new way to honor their team. They...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 575: The Giancarlo Stanton Extension by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about non-revelatory rumors, replay-review revisions, and Barry Zito, then discuss the reported terms of the Marlins` historic Giancarlo Stanton extension.
Via Baseball Prospectus
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Barry Zito hoping to make return

Barry Zito sat out the entire 2014 season as he took a year off from baseball. A former Cy Young Award winner, a now 36-year-old Zito is looking to make a comeback. Scott Boras, the agent for Zito, told reporters at baseball’s winter meetings that Zito was hoping to return as a starter for the 2015 season. “He called me on the phone in August and said, ‘I’m ready to go...
Via Tireball.com
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wainwright has 'no doubts' heading into Game 1 start

ST. LOUIS -- Two years later, the sting is still fresh for Mike Matheny. His St. Louis Cardinals were seemingly on the verge of a second straight trip to the World Series under manager Tony La Russa's first-year successor, and instead the San Francisco Giants ended up using them as a springboard to the championship. Barry Zito got it started, defying his recent track record, and...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants-Cardinals Preview

ST. LOUIS (AP) Two years later, the sting is still fresh for Mike Matheny. His St. Louis Cardinals were seemingly on the verge of a second straight trip to the World Series under manager Tony La Russa's first-year successor, and instead the San Francisco Giants ended up using them as a springboard to the championship. Barry Zito got it started, defying his recent track record, and...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 3:00 P.M. While the Oakland Athletics recently acquired a pair of big-name starting pitchers, Sonny Gray continues to anchor the rotation. Gray and the A's go for a three-game sweep over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Among the AL leaders in wins, Gray (12-4, 2.59 ERA) was named the league's pitcher of the month for July...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Talking Top Prospects with A’s Special Assistant Grady Fuson

Long-time baseball man Grady Fuson served as the A’s scouting director from 1995 until 2001, when the team drafted such talented players as Eric Chavez, Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito and Rich Harden. He left the A’s at the end of 2001 to become the assistant general manager of the Texas Rangers and, after moving on to head up the Padres scouting department, Fuson eventually...
Via Athletics Farm
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Mulder tweeted about his first time watching Moneyball

The Moneyball movie isn’t exactly a perfect representation of the Moneyball book written by Michael Lewis. Notably, the movie virtually ignores the Oakland Athletics’ starting pitching trio of Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, and Barry Zito, who played a huge role in the team’s success during that magical 2002 season. Mulder, who now works as an MLB analyst for ESPN, claimed to have...
Via Awful Announcing
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Anteaters shock everyone but themselves with postseason run

Two coaches who have helped shape the illustrious college baseball history of Southern California that have shaken hands so many times before, shook hands for what will likely be the final time, Wednesday night in Omaha, Neb. When it was over, the one that no longer calls Orange County home was the one who was victorious, as Augie Garrido and his Texas Longhorns escaped with a 1...
Via Fox Sports West
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Fans Shouldn’t Worry, Verlander Is No Zito As Of Yet

Justin Verlander Tigers – Photo Credit – Keith Allison The hard throwing ace of the Detroit Tigers has been struggling as of late. Justin Verlander found himself on the losing end of last night’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Verlander currently has a 6 and 6 record with a 4.61 ERA. In his 14 games started this year, opponents have hit 7 home runs and have a .273 average...
Via Hot Stove MLB
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Trying to Understand the Unwritten Rules of Pitcher Retaliation

Before yesterday’s Brewers-Pirates game  – the first contest between the two teams since Easter Brawl 2014 – it wasn’t surprising that fans and pundits had retaliation on their minds, particularly since instigator Gerrit Cole was starting for Pittsburgh.  As it turned out, Cole did hit Carlos Gomez in the third inning, but it was an off speed pitch that everyone on the...
Via Brewers Bar
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Hudson Is Silencing His Critics In A Hurry

Tim Hudson Giants – Photo Credit: Dave R. (Flickr Creative Commons) The end of the 2013 season marked the end of the Barry Zito era in San Francisco. This also meant the San Francisco Giants had a spot in the starting rotation that they had to fill, so they decided to replace an ex-Oakland Athletics pitcher with another. They went on to sign Tim Hudson to a two-year $23 million...
Via Hot Stove MLB
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New Faces Key to Giants’ Early Success

The San Francisco Giants spent the 2013-2014 offseason refraining from making big splash moves in the free agent or trade market. They didn’t hand a massive ten year contract to a middle infielder and they refused to shell out four years for a mid-tier starting pitcher. While other teams shelled out sums of money that bordered on the horrifying to lure free agents, the Giants remained...
Via BaySportsNet
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Giant Bloggers “Playing Pepper” with the 2014 San Francisco Giants

Daniel Shoptaw is a many-faceted baseball blogger who has been in the business since 2007. He is a dedicated and knowledgeable St. Louis Cardinals analyst who has his writing thumb in many pies. Daniel's blog is C70 at the Bat, which is part of the esteemed Cards Concave group of Cardinal blog sites. Every year Mr. Shoptaw publishes his "Playing Pepper" series which features...
Via The Giants Cove
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Giant Bloggers "Playing Pepper" with the 2014 San Francisco Giants

Daniel Shoptaw is a many-faceted baseball blogger who has been in the business since 2007. He is a dedicated and knowledgeable St. Louis Cardinals analyst who has his writing thumb in many pies. Daniel's blog is C70 at the Bat, which is part of the esteemed Cards Concave group of Cardinal blog sites. Every year Mr. Shoptaw publishes his "Playing Pepper" series which features...
Via The Giants Cove
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Paging Barry Zito

Suddenly, the Oakland Athletics starting rotation is looking incredibly dicey. A.J. Griffin has been shutdown for three weeks as he deals with an “ailing right elbow.” Jarrod Parker’s entire 2014 season has been wiped out, as the right-hander will require Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. Even Scott Kazmir is struggling with triceps tightness, although it’s...
Via BaySportsNet
March 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

San Francisco Giants: 2014 Season Preview

Standing O Sports is previewing all 30 Major League teams seasons, division by division, team by team. Up next is the NL West and the San Francisco Giants. What Happened Last Season The San Francisco Giants suffered from a combination things in 2013. There was a World Series hangover, as well as a vast amount of injuries. Angel Pagan missed over half the season with a torn hamstring...
Via Standing O Sports
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The four horsemen of the Oakland Athletics

These aren't your Athletics of a decade ago, when their division champion teams were loaded with stars like Jason Giambi, Miguel Tejada, Eric Chavez, Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, and Tim Hudson. Only one member of the 2013 A's was as much as a four win player, and only three others joined him in being a three win guy. Thus, it's simultaneously difficult and easy to choose the four horsemen...
Via The Outside Corner
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Starting Pitchers: Are They Worth it?

The freshly ironed jersey is resting on its hanger, along with the brand new team hat, fit for the player’s head size. The team’s logo is likely on the backdrop, with a room full of credentialed writers eager to ask questions about the team’s future. This, unfortunately,  is all too common of a practice in baseball today because of all the blockbuster deals starting pitchers...
Via Grandstand University
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is taking time off but is not retiring?

Barry Zito plans to take some time off according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. That is not meant to be read as retiring. Zito, 35, is not planning to pitch this season after posting a 5.74 ERA across 133 1/3 innings of work last season for the San Francisco Giants. While older players have come back it’s hard to imagine that Zito will be better off in a year. The Giants declined...
Via Tireball.com
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy Barry Zito’s West Hollywood Home With Amazing Views For $4.4 Million

Barry Zito’s off-season cleanse continues. Now that the former Cy Young winner doesn’t have spring training to worry about (yet), he’s clearing out…
Via Busted Coverage
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rent Barry Zito’s Amazing Northern Cal Home For $28.5K A Month

Former Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants ace Barry Zito still hasn’t found a new home for his crafty pitching in 2014. While…
Via Busted Coverage
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Requiem For a Zito

It seems like only yesterday that my radio alarm clock woke me up with the somewhat startling news that Barry Zito had signed a seven-year, $126 million deal with the Giants. If I remember correctly, back then it was sort of assumed that Zito would sign with the Yankees or Red Sox or Mets, or some other team with money pouring out of every orifice. His signing with the Giants seemed...
Via BaySportsNet
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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