Archive for the ‘Barry Zito’ Category

Twitter May Yet Cure Barry Zito

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Barry Zito sucks. There, I said it (again). Since signing a seven-year, $126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, he's put up some gaudy numbers. And not in the good way. In 2007, Zito finished 11-13 with a 4.53 ERA, before going 10-17 in 2008 with a 5.15 ERA. So ...

The Race is On: First Pitcher to 20 Losses Wins

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Can you recall the last time we had a 20 game loser in Major League baseball? I can. It was Mike Maroth, who went 9-21 for the Detroit Tigers in 2003. Fitting, isn't it, that Maroth did so for a Tigers team that went 43-119.I still say wow whenever I ...

The Barry Zito Follies: He Might Actually Be Improving?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Yes, we've been jumping all over Barry Zito this season. You can see most of those posts here. Oh, and don't forget about this one. As has been chronicled and will continue to be chronicled, he is terrible.Well, there are indications he may be moving up a step from terrible. ...

Rejoice San Fran: Barry Zito Continues to Get Bombed Today

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Fear not, baseball world, the $126 million man is no longer a relief pitcher.Reports out of San Francisco say that Giants pitcher Barry Zito will return to the starting rotation today against the Pirates. So, if he was sent to the bullpen but never made an appearance, was he ever ...

One Huge Dingle-Barry

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

I'm no economist, but these times, they are a troubling.I paid $3.65 a gallon for unleaded the other day. I'm told gas will reach $4 a gallon by the summer and it's not crazy to imagine $6 gas in the near future. Time to dust the bike off.A buddy of ...

Brandon Webb Vs. Barry Zito: A Juxtaposition

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

I watched some portions of last night's Giants-Diamondbacks game despite the fact that there were no mullets to be seen. At least there was one hell of an interesting pitching matchup. Otherwise watching the Giants is absolutely brutal.What we had last night was Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb against Giants "ace" ...

Zito Finally Cashes In With A Win, Schmidt Lands On DL

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

On Monday Barry Zito finally got his first win for the San Francisco Giants. I'm sure it was a huge relief for Zito and Giants fans. Some scouts had said that Zito just wasn't a top of the rotation guy anymore and that San Francisco grossly overpaid for the seven-year ...