Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The $126 Million Heist

The San Francisco Giants have decided to send "ace" pitcher Barry Zito and his 7-year $126 million contract to the bullpen. Zito has posted an impressive 0-6 record with a 7.53 ERA in six starts in 2008. Granted the Giants are one of the worst teams in baseball providing very little run support for Zito, but who can forget his statement last year after signing with San Fran: "I will not be satisfied with one World Series ring...I want multiple." Talk about the joke of the century. Zito has been replaced in the rotation by Pat Misch, who was just recalled from Triple-A Fresno. Zito is shown in the photo above on the day he signed his outrageous contract with the Giants prior to the 2007 season. ESPN's Pedro Gomez asked Zito on a scale from 1-10, how much he ripped off the Black and Orange with his 7-figure contract. Zito responded with a show of fingers...

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