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    Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Oh, boy. That contract is going to leave a mark


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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    They'd probably be pretty embarrassed if their $126 million man lost 20 games.



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    They'd probably be pretty embarrassed if their $126 million man lost 20 games.
    Good thing they moved him to the bullpen because at the rate he was going, he was going to lose 20 games by the All-Star break!

    That's a lot of bank...gotta love MLB's guaranteed contracts.



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Haha suck one Barry Zito!



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Just wait til he gets sent to the minors.



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Just wait til he gets sent to the minors.
    Can't happen.



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    Can't happen.
    At the rate he was going it could.
    Last week he had a 17 ERA... in just 2 games



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    This is unprecedented territory for a bad signing. I dont think there is any option that is not possible if he continues throwing batting practice during games.



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    I think he was on the juice. The guys fast ball is now in the 82 range.


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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Quote Originally Posted by aweb84 View Post
    At the rate he was going it could.
    Last week he had a 17 ERA... in just 2 games
    I believe after players have enough years in the majors they aren't allowed to be optioned to that team's farm system, only after an injury will you see a veteran play for a minor league club. I believe that the team has to release the player to get them off the roster... I've been known to be wrong before however...



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    It's great work if you can get it.



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Unless he put a clause in his contract, then Zito still has options left, beleive it or not... He was almost optioned down to the minors a few years ago. This isn't Kevin Brown bad, yet, but could be. I don't think he was ever on the juice, as he has never really thrown harder than 88-89 but when you throw 80 with a slow curve you aren't going to fool anyone. I think the major problem is either he a) has an injury he isn't telling people about or they can't pinpoint or b) a major mechanical flaw. I'm going with B as his arm action just hasnt looked right the last couple of years...



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Not only that, but this is going to kill my fantasy team! (Well, maybe not.)



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    Re: Zito and his $126 million to the bullpen

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Unless he put a clause in his contract, then Zito still has options left, beleive it or not... He was almost optioned down to the minors a few years ago. This isn't Kevin Brown bad, yet, but could be. I don't think he was ever on the juice, as he has never really thrown harder than 88-89 but when you throw 80 with a slow curve you aren't going to fool anyone. I think the major problem is either he a) has an injury he isn't telling people about or they can't pinpoint or b) a major mechanical flaw. I'm going with B as his arm action just hasnt looked right the last couple of years...
    This one might be the only one that could beat "Mike Hampton to the rockies contract" bad.


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