Saturday, November 15, 2014

Really, Barry?

One of the toughest parts of being a Giants fan between 2007 and 2013 was enduring Barry Zito's awful pitching and watching him burn through $126 million -- keeping the Giants hamstrung from getting any other free agents.

Now CSN Bay Area is reporting that he's going to try to come back next season.

I'm still stunned that he won two postseason games in 2012. Game 1 of the World Series had to be demoralizing for Detroit -- not just because of the 3 Sandoval homers but because it was Zito who was actually effective that night. 

I'm sure someone will give him a shot in spring training.

Here's how WAR over his Giants career, per Baseball Reference:

2007: 2.0
2008: -0.1 
2009: 2.6
2010: 1.5
2011: -0.6
2012: 0.2
2013: -2.6

So in seven seasons, he had a cumulative 2.6 WAR

It was pretty horrible most of the time.


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