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FinsNYanksFan13
12-28-2006, 01:33 PM
only with the Giants this time. 7 year deal!


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2710389

Ronnie Bass
12-28-2006, 01:36 PM
And the year of Overpaying the FA's continues. He just hosed them.

Motion
12-28-2006, 01:36 PM
He must really like the west coast.

FinsNYanksFan13
12-28-2006, 01:37 PM
I knew Zito was getting over 100 mill. I didn't think 126 mill (possible 144 with the option) but I knew he wasn't settling for 75 mill from the Muts!

BigDogsHunt
12-28-2006, 01:50 PM
The $126 million deal averages approximately $18 million per season. Zito will be formally introduced by the Giants this afternoon.

The deal, agreed to late Wednesday night, includes an $18 million option for 2014 that could increase the value to $144 million, an unidentified source told The Associated Press.


Insanity! I give him credit, he picked a pitchers park!

Rocky Raccoon
12-28-2006, 02:09 PM
wow, even though it's a lot of money, I think it's a good move by the Giants.

NJFINSFAN1
12-28-2006, 02:11 PM
7 years 126 Mill, they can have him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DeathStar
12-28-2006, 02:17 PM
7 years 126 Mill, they can have him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:yeahthat:

and baseball owners are losing money...:sidelol::sidelol::sidelol::sidelol::sidelol:

RWhitney014
12-28-2006, 02:34 PM
I seem to remember a certain guarantee from someone about Zito to the Mets. Oh well. That's a boatload of money, but I would be more concerned about the years. FA deals for pitchers over four years rarely work out. Even though Zito is still young and has always been durable, should something happen, they are on a very large hook for a very long time.

NJFINSFAN1
12-28-2006, 02:40 PM
I seem to remember a certain guarantee from someone about Zito to the Mets. Oh well. That's a boatload of money, but I would be more concerned about the years. FA deals for pitchers over four years rarely work out. Even though Zito is still young and has always been durable, should something happen, they are on a very large hook for a very long time.

You will now see the Mets making a trade.

FinsNYanksFan13
12-28-2006, 02:50 PM
I seem to remember a certain guarantee from someone about Zito to the Mets. Oh well. That's a boatload of money, but I would be more concerned about the years. FA deals for pitchers over four years rarely work out. Even though Zito is still young and has always been durable, should something happen, they are on a very large hook for a very long time.


They'll insure his contract so if anything serious happens to him, the insurance company pays. And many insurance company's will want to take on this contract because Zito isn't a flame thrower and has been healthy his whole career, so they won't have any problem finding someone to insure him!

NJFINSFAN1
12-28-2006, 02:52 PM
They'll insure his contract so if anything serious happens to him, the insurance company pays. And many insurance company's will want to take on this contract because Zito isn't a flame thrower and has been healthy his whole career, so they won't have any problem finding someone to insure him!

But you are still tied up with that contract.

I would have loved to have Zito, but not for 7 years and 126 million.

FinsNYanksFan13
12-28-2006, 02:56 PM
But you are still tied up with that contract.

I would have loved to have Zito, but not for 7 years and 126 million.


Yeah, their tied up in it in terms of if Zito stinks, then their paying a pitcher who stinks but as far as if he has a career ending injury, they'll be taken care of, that's what I was referring to (I probably should have been clearer). No doubt it's a risk but IMO if Zito is healthy, he's got 5 good years in him. The last 2 the Giants will probably be paying a mediocre pitcher but that's how contracts work in MLB with the money being spent. GM's are paying these crazy contracts just to get players, not seriously thinking their going to give then 5 or 7 good years!

ricky williams
12-28-2006, 03:25 PM
as a giants fan, that is neato. and they aren't really tying money into him because after next year bonds will be gone and his huge contract. so they will have all that money to make free agent splash. and screw schmidt, they got a younger pitcher that doesn't have as much arm problems. i hope schmidtty rots in dodger blue.

dominizzo
12-28-2006, 03:56 PM
Im so happpy Man!! Finally we have a pitcher!! im a die hard Ginats fan and i like our chances to win world series!!

I know thw infiled and outfield is old as hell but experienced!!

I love the young roation!! cain lowry Morris And now Zito!!

It hsall be a good year for San Fran!! Go Giants

NJFINSFAN1
12-28-2006, 03:59 PM
Im so happpy Man!! Finally we have a pitcher!! im a die hard Ginats fan and i like our chances to win world series!!

I know thw infiled and outfield is old as hell but experienced!!

I love the young roation!! cain lowry Morris And now Zito!!

It hsall be a good year for San Fran!! Go Giants

I swear I have the hardest time trying to figure out what your saying most the time!

Giants will still come in second to the Dodgers.

PhinzN703
12-28-2006, 04:06 PM
Sorry Dom, neither the SF Giants or the Jazz will win anything. Like the good spirit though! :wink:

dominizzo
12-28-2006, 04:30 PM
Sorry Dom, neither the SF Giants or the Jazz will win anything. Like the good spirit though! :wink:


I think The team will win... Jazz are Poised to win a chapionship with a great young team!!

And The giants got great pick ups!! BELIEVE

MikeO
12-28-2006, 07:14 PM
I seem to remember a certain guarantee from someone about Zito to the Mets. Oh well. That's a boatload of money, but I would be more concerned about the years. FA deals for pitchers over four years rarely work out. Even though Zito is still young and has always been durable, should something happen, they are on a very large hook for a very long time.


My guarntee was he would go to the highest bidder. He would take the most money. WHICH HE DID!!!!!!

MikeO
12-28-2006, 07:15 PM
The Mets lost out on Suppan and Zito! OUCH!!!!

Lastings Millidge is on the block as we speak I am guessing!

RWhitney014
12-28-2006, 08:55 PM
My guarntee was he would go to the highest bidder. He would take the most money. WHICH HE DID!!!!!!

:lol:

Now I know you read my posts. You seem to not respond a lot.

MikeO
12-28-2006, 10:24 PM
:lol:

Now I know you read my posts. You seem to not respond a lot.

I have a life. I can't be on the CPU everyday reading everything responding to everything!

But I do remember saying Zito would go to the highest bidder no matter what and I was proven right there. So I love bringing up the fact I am correct!!

dominizzo
12-28-2006, 10:37 PM
Zito also picked a contender

Roman529
12-28-2006, 10:41 PM
Sorry Dom, neither the SF Giants or the Jazz will win anything. Like the good spirit though! :wink:

Don't forget our Flyers Dom!!!!! :wink:

dominizzo
12-28-2006, 10:43 PM
Don't forget our Flyers Dom!!!!! :wink:


ya their winning 4-2!!

its better if they get a amazing pick

RWhitney014
12-28-2006, 11:20 PM
I have a life. I can't be on the CPU everyday reading everything responding to everything!

But I do remember saying Zito would go to the highest bidder no matter what and I was proven right there. So I love bringing up the fact I am correct!!

Haha, it amazes me how seriously you take everything. Oh well.

DonShula84
12-29-2006, 03:21 AM
That's a lot of money to spend just to contend in a crappy division. Mets must be disappointed because that rotation gives them little chance and the FA field for pitches is thin at this point.

BigDogsHunt
12-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Zito also picked a contender

I think he simply picked a GIANT contract......:D

AirMarino83
12-29-2006, 02:24 PM
if he wanted a contender, he would of went ny orange and blue... big dogs right, barry picked the giant contract.

RWhitney014
12-29-2006, 04:13 PM
We're all ignoring the title of the thread. I've said all along he was a West Coast guy. He doesn't have to move from wherever he's living, he gets to go to work in the most beautiful park in the league, he pitches in a division of great pitchers' parks, and he moves to the NL. And he gets paid rather handsomely.

finfansince72
12-29-2006, 05:33 PM
All the money the Red Sox spent getting their pitcher from the Japnese leagues doesnt seem so outrageous after all the monopoly money thrown around this offseason.

Dolfan984
12-29-2006, 05:47 PM
Took our damn pitcher........

Damn you MLB and no salary cap. Makes rooting for the A's kinda hard....

unifiedtheory
12-29-2006, 07:03 PM
Took our damn pitcher........

Damn you MLB and no salary cap. Makes rooting for the A's kinda hard....
No worries my friend. In 2010 we'll have a new ballpark and that will stem the tide of the players leaving Oakland.

As much as I love Zito, I don't love him enough to make him the highest paid pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball.

If Harden is healthy he is a TRUE #1 pitcher and the ace of the staff. Throw in the continued ascension of Danny Haren and Joe Blanton and we have the making of a pretty good 1 through 3, with or without Zito. Loaiza is a serviceable and somewhat frustrating #4 and one of Kennedy, Gaudin, Windsor, Komine or Dan Meyer will fill out the #5 spot.

The bullpen is fine, as long as Huston Street gets healthy.

I think (speaking from a partial homer, partial objective point of view) the pitching is in good hands, as long as Harden stays in one piece for a whole season for once. You'd have to ask other points of view on this because, like I said, I'm a homer....LOL!

I'm a lot more worried about scoring runs then the pitching.

This is where MikeO chimes in with "they'll fold up in the playoffs again"...well, I just hope they make it there so they have a chance to fold up.