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Zito Keeps Dealing In Spite of Uncertain Future

For a guy who had just ripped off four scoreless innings, Barry Zito wasn’t exactly in a good mood. After his outing against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, the lefty is now up to 11 consecutive innings without giving up a run. While standing at his locker with his cap on backwards and zero emotion on his face, Zito explained that he focuses on more than the final stat line. ...
Via BaySportsNet
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito Unlikely to Make A’s Roster

View image | Barry Zito signed with the Oakland A’s for a second go-around with the team who he broke into the majors with.  He returns after a mostly disappointing stint across the bay with the San Francisco Giants who gave him a record contract (at the time) with the hopes he would maintain his Cy Young form he had while in Oakland.  That wasn’t the case...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Zito impresses as A's beat Brewers split squad 5-2

PHOENIX (AP) Barry Zito, attempting a comeback at age 36 after a year off from baseball, threw four scoreless innings in relief as the Oakland Athletics beat a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 5-2 on Sunday. In his second appearance of the spring, Zito allowed just one hit and retired 11 of the 12 hitters he faced to end the game. Ryan Braun, who had offseason thumb surgery, went 0...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Mills, Chavez, Zito slated for Spring Training starts

Brad Mills Brad Mills, Jesse Chavez and Barry Zito are scheduled to start the first three games of Spring Training for the Oakland A’s. Mills will get the nod in Tuesday’s opener against the San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. During the 2014 regular season, Mills was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the A’s to the Toronto Blue Jays and back again to the A’s...
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito in Oakland, A Retrospective

For the first seven years of his major league career, Barry Zito was a superstar ace for the Oakland Athletics. After a seven year, $126 million stay in San Francisco and a one year hiatus from the sport, Zito is set to return to his former home on a minor league contract for the 2015 season. In what was a dramatic fall from grace, Zito’s career since signing with the Giants...
Via Batting Leadoff
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito reuintes with the Oakland A’s

Barry Zito Barry Zito is reuniting with the Oakland A’s after spending 2014 regaining his passion for baseball, according to the team’s site. As a non-roster invitee, Zito threw his first bullpen of camp on Friday – drawing a crowd of curious followers. Although he struggled during his time with the San Francisco Giants, he displayed positive signs during Friday’s bullpen...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

When Barry Zito Made His Major League Debut with the A’s

Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito made his Major League debut with this very same team back in July of 2000. After being away from the club for eight years—seven with the San Francisco Giants and one out of baseball altogether—Zito has returned to the A’s on a minor league contract. Let’s take a gander at what was happening around the world when Zito made the first of...
Via Sportsnaut
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Zito trying comeback, headed to spring training with A's

Left-hander Barry Zito has agreed to minor-league contract with the Oakland Athletics and will attempt a comeback after sitting out last season, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday night. Zito had his greatest success in Oakland, spending his first seven seasons there, making the American League All-Star team three times and winning the 2002 American League Cy Young. He left...
Via Fox Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is really attempting a comeback

Hold your horses, Internet. After Sunday’s news that Andruw Jones would be attempting an MLB comeback in 2015, another familiar name from years past could be joining him on an MLB roster this spring – former AL Cy Young winner Barry Zito. Barry Zito is throwing for a select group of teams Tuesday, says Scott Boras. He still wants to pitch after sitting out 2014. — Jerry Crasnick...
Via The Outside Corner
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is taking time off but is not retiring?

Barry Zito plans to take some time off according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. That is not meant to be read as retiring. Zito, 35, is not planning to pitch this season after posting a 5.74 ERA across 133 1/3 innings of work last season for the San Francisco Giants. While older players have come back it’s hard to imagine that Zito will be better off in a year. The Giants declined...
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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