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Giants Willing To Spend $100 Mil For Zito?

 

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Giants are the frontrunners for Barry Zito and are willing to give him a $100MM contract. The Yankees, Mets, and Rangers aren't expected to be in that ballpark and don't want to give him six years. Seattle, however, could get crazy and make such a bid. That would cap a terrible offseason for Bill Bavasi in grand fashion.

 

The Yankees talked to the Giants about Randy Johnson, but Brian Sabean was not interested. Word is that Johnson is not old enough for San Francisco.

 

One more note from the column - Sherman mentions Tomo Ohka as a lesser option for Texas. Whether that's purely speculation is unclear.

 

Zito seems unlikely to sign before New Year's Day.

 

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2006/12/gian...omment-27016200

 

 

 

This would be wonderful to me. If this happend or he goes to Seattle. It would be amusing to the mets whom then would end up with perhaps the worst rotation in the NL East (washington doesnt count). :thumbup

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LMAO, if the Giants are that stupid, so be it. I'd rather look for a pitcher in the trade market than over pay that much for Zito.

 

BTW, that Sherman article is hilarious. Sounds like typical Boras posturing, he was trying to get everyone to believe the Rangers were going to go over 100 Mil as well. I guess he needs a new team to threaten the Mets with now that the Rangers have given him a take it or leave it ultimatum. I'll believe that the Giants will pony up 100 Mil when Zito signs the contract.

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Couple of things stand out to me:

 

1) Why would the Giants go that high for a so-so pitcher yet let their ace sign with their primary rival...doesn't make sense, but then again, that's the Giants.

 

2) Rick Peterson isn't bringing out the warm fuzzies in Zito. The Yankees are "in it" just to drive the price up more and more for the Mets (and if they can deal Johnson, I wouldn't discount them actually being a player), and the Rangers are there to be Boras' favorite patsy.

 

For all the "imminent" Zito to the Mets thoughts earlier in the offseason, I just don't see it happening. Boras won't leave the money Texas and San Fran are offering on the table to go to the Mets (who I have no reason to believe would match both the years and dollars).

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For all the "imminent" Zito to the Mets thoughts earlier in the offseason, I just don't see it happening. Boras won't leave the money Texas and San Fran are offering on the table to go to the Mets (who I have no reason to believe would match both the years and dollars).

 

That's the thing. Texas isn't offering any more than the Mets. Then never offered anyhting near 100 Mil and the current deal on the table is 4 years. And who knows if this Giants rumor is true. I find it a bit funny that the Giants are suddenly making a move to offer over 100 Mil as soon as the team that Boras was using to drive up the price is out of it. The Giants are really the only team left to bid seriously against the Mets if they wanted to -- Seattle is a joke, The Yankees won't unless they can move Johnson, and Texas isn't interested in being jerked around anymore. Like I said, it's typical Boras posturing.

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Couple of things stand out to me:

 

1) Why would the Giants go that high for a so-so pitcher yet let their ace sign with their primary rival...doesn't make sense, but then again, that's the Giants.

 

2) Rick Peterson isn't bringing out the warm fuzzies in Zito. The Yankees are "in it" just to drive the price up more and more for the Mets (and if they can deal Johnson, I wouldn't discount them actually being a player), and the Rangers are there to be Boras' favorite patsy.

 

For all the "imminent" Zito to the Mets thoughts earlier in the offseason, I just don't see it happening. Boras won't leave the money Texas and San Fran are offering on the table to go to the Mets (who I have no reason to believe would match both the years and dollars).

In his career Zito has had one mediocre season and the rest are between good and excellent and he gives you 30+ starts every year. We have a different definition of a so-so pitcher.

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For all the "imminent" Zito to the Mets thoughts earlier in the offseason, I just don't see it happening. Boras won't leave the money Texas and San Fran are offering on the table to go to the Mets (who I have no reason to believe would match both the years and dollars).

 

That's the thing. Texas isn't offering any more than the Mets. Then never offered anyhting near 100 Mil and the current deal on the table is 4 years. And who knows if this Giants rumor is true. I find it a bit funny that the Giants are suddenly making a move to offer over 100 Mil as soon as the team that Boras was using to drive up the price is out of it. The Giants are really the only team left to bid seriously against the Mets if they wanted to -- Seattle is a joke, The Yankees won't unless they can move Johnson, and Texas isn't interested in being jerked around anymore. Like I said, it's typical Boras posturing.

 

All I'm saying is that this is very reminiscient of the Beltran to the Yankees offseason a few years back.

 

I'd be shocked if the Mets end up with him, I think he stays out west, especially now that the Giants are players.

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All I'm saying is that this is very reminiscient of the Beltran to the Yankees offseason a few years back.

 

I'd be shocked if the Mets end up with him, I think he stays out west, especially now that the Giants are players.

 

Except the Yanks were never interested in Beltran. In fact, Boras offered him to the Yankees for less before he accepted the Mets offer and the Yanks declined. Exactly the opposite of the situation now.

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The Yankees talked to the Giants about Randy Johnson, but Brian Sabean was not interested. Word is that Johnson is not old enough for San Francisco.

:lol

 

Now that's comedy.

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UPDATE: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have been told Zito has rejected their six-year, $80MM offer. A source told Sullivan that the Rangers expect Zito to sign with San Francisco.

 

 

 

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The Rangers have been told that Barry Zito is signing elsewhere.

 

One source said that the Rangers expect Zito to sign with the San Francisco Giants. The Rangers offered Zito a six-year, $84 million contract. They also added a vesting option for $15 million for a seventh year with a $4 million buyout. The option would have kicked in if Zito pitched 200 innings in the sixth year of the contract. But apparently it wasn't enough to lure Zito to Texas.

 

"I enjoyed getting to know Barry," said Rangers owner Tom Hicks. "I think highly of him as a player and as a person. I wish him well with his new team. I am glad he is not pitching with one of our division opponents. I am comfortable that we made a very strong offer."

 

Zito -- who resides in San Francisco -- has pitched for the Oakland Athletics his entire career and apparently has chosen to remain on the West Coast. The Mets, Mariners, Angels and the Yankees were all interested in Zito.

 

The Rangers continue to have discussions with agent Gregg Clifton about free-agent pitcher Mark Mulder, but he is coming off shoulder surgery and is not expected to be ready until the All-Star break.

 

Without Zito, the Rangers are left with a rotation of Kevin Millwood, Vicente Padilla, Robinson Tejeda and Brandon McCarthy, who was acquired last week from the Chicago White Sox. That leaves one spot in the rotation to be filled in Spring Training. The likely candidates are Kameron Loe, John Koronka, Edinson Volquez and Josh Rupe.

 

Club officials indicate they have little interest in the free-agent starting pitchers left on the market.

 

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article...6&fext=.jsp

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One source said that the Rangers expect Zito to sign with the San Francisco Giants. The Rangers offered Zito a six-year, $84 million contract. They also added a vesting option for $15 million for a seventh year with a $4 million buyout. The option would have kicked in if Zito pitched 200 innings in the sixth year of the contract. But apparently it wasn't enough to lure Zito to Texas.

 

This is hilarious. At this point, I don't care where he signs, I just want a definitive answer. I could care less what Boras is fedeing Joel Sherman or what the Rangers think Zito will do -- I just want it done so the Mets can figure out their rotation.

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This would be wonderful to me. If this happend or he goes to Seattle. It would be amusing to the mets whom then would end up with perhaps the worst rotation in the NL East (washington doesnt count).

Does anyone even know there starting rotation now without Zito?

 

Tom Glavine

El Duque

John Maine

Oliver Perez

Mike Pelfrey/Pedro this summer

 

Zito would be nice, but this is more or less the rotatation that won the NL East.

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Oh my goodness... If this is true, Santa would have granted my wish...

 

Swift - The Giants let Schmidt go because he's been on the decline the last couple of seasons and he's not getting any younger. Zito, on the other hand, has been one of the premier pitchers in baseball and is only 28. Makes perfect sense to let Schmidt go if they were planning on going after someone of Zito's caliber.

 

This rotation looks damn good to me...

 

Barry Zito

Matt Cain

Matt Morris

Noah Lowry

5th starter still up in the air... I hear Aaron Sele may join the Giants.. maybe Russ Ortiz or Damian Moss will make a miraculous comeback...

 

God I hope this is true....

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Barry Zito is staying in the Bay Area with the San Francisco Giants.

 

Sources told ESPN's Peter Gammons that the former A's pitcher has agreed to a seven-year contract from the Giants. The $126 million deal averaging approximately $18 million per season. Zito will be formally introduced by the Giants this afternoon.

 

The deal, agreed to late Wednesday night, includes an $18 million option for 2014 that could increase the value to $144 million, an unidentified source told The Associated Press.

 

Gammons reports that Zito picked the Giants over the Rangers, Mets, Yankees and Mariners. In additon, sources told Gammons that the Yankees never made a formal offer.

 

Zito is 102-63 in 222 career starts, including a 16-10 mark with a 3.83 ERA in 34 starts this year before becoming a free agent.

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Yikes

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Espn is reporting 7 years 126 Mil

 

You can have him.

 

Mark Mulder anyone?

 

Edit

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2710389

 

 

"Reportedly" mulder doesnt want to be in NY. He likes Texas, Arizona, St. Louis.

 

Then again I read today cleveland made him an offer today if they signed him wonder if they move westbrook in trade.

 

 

 

I think the mets need to try to find someone in trade.

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The Giants got worked. Somewhere Tommy Lasorda is laughing.

 

Oh the irony.... You'd be singing a much different tune had the Mets dished out this money for him....

 

 

Yup ...

 

 

LMAO, if the Giants are that stupid, so be it. I'd rather look for a pitcher in the trade market than over pay that much for Zito.

 

 

Zito just got the largest contract for a pitcher in MLB history. And he put up production roughly equal to that of the guy you let walk to your biggest rivals. And Schmidt was overpaid as well. This is a horrible deal.

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The Giants got worked. Somewhere Tommy Lasorda is laughing.

 

Oh the irony.... You'd be singing a much different tune had the Mets dished out this money for him....

 

 

Yup ...

 

 

LMAO, if the Giants are that stupid, so be it. I'd rather look for a pitcher in the trade market than over pay that much for Zito.

Zito just got the largest contract for a pitcher in MLB history. And he put up production roughly equal to that of the guy you let walk to your biggest rivals. And Schmidt was overpaid as well. This is a horrible deal.

 

Actually Schmidt was the best deal of the offseason I think for FA signings (best trade was atlanta raping seattle).

 

 

I do think this is a horrible deal though and Omar did right now signing him to that insane length of contract.

 

Now I do believe the mets will have to overpay in trade.

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