Thursday, December 28, 2006
By Mike Steffanos
According to ESPN:
Barry Zito is staying in the Bay Area with the San Francisco Giants.
Sources told ESPN's Peter Gammons that Zito will receive a seven-year contract from the Giants, with the deal averaging approximately $18 million per season. Zito will be formally introduced by the Giants this afternoon.
I know there will be some angry Mets fans over this news, but seven years at $18 million per is an absolutely insane contract for a starting pitcher, if all those years are guaranteed. I'm waiting to here more on this before I make a final judgment. Stay tuned.
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