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  1. Links: Storylines to watch, Angels bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    Recommended reading for Tuesday ... One of my favorite pieces of the season: Colleague Jim Caple reveals all the early spring training storylines. The Astros will be wearing their old Colt .45s throwback jerseys this year. However, as Paul Luka...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  2. Is Barry Zito on the trading block?

    Rob Neyer

    Now that he's won a World Series, is Brian Sabean's next order of business to trade his highest-paid player? Barry Zito has fallen to fifth in the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation, but General Manager Brian Sabean said he has no plans to ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  3. Most of Bochy's moves have worked ... so far

    Rob Neyer

    Gary Peterson on the manager who might have outmanaged the Hall of Fame manager: Even before the first pitch of the postseason, Bruce Bochy was managing like a man who was down to his last out. Exhibit A: Barry Zito, who was left off the Giants'...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  4. Injured Jose Guillen left off Giants' roster

    Rob Neyer

    Via Andrew Baggarly, the Giants have set their Division Series roster: The Giants released their division series roster, with one major surprise - and it wasn't the omission of Barry Zito, which we all knew was coming. Jose Guillen was left o...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  5. Big game for Zito ... but it's just one game

    Rob Neyer

    Late Friday night, after the Giants failed to beat the Padres and clinch a spot in the championship tournament, someone asked me (and others) via Twitter this fundamental question: If Barry Zito wins tomorrow, does that justify his contract? I ...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  6. Saturday's starters have much to prove

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- We won't call it The Battle of the Busts, because that would be disrespectful. Let's just say that if Barry Zito or Tim Stauffer wins Saturday afternoon, in the biggest game of the year (so far) for both teams, it should feel part...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  7. Zito gets older, fastball gets faster

    Rob Neyer

    The secret to Barry Zito's success? Well, to (wildy) paraphrase Ann Killion, maybe 90 percent of the game really is half mental ... This April, Zito has command, presence and confidence on the mound, all the things he's lacked since he came across...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  8. Danger in the Arizona jungle

    Rob Neyer

    Did you know there's a "baseball jungle?" In Arizona, no less? As Chris Haft writes, there was today: Resorting to old-school laws of the baseball jungle, San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito plunked Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder in the back in ...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  9. Contract aside, Zito's not bad

    Rob Neyer

    Craig makes a good point about Barry Zito, who says he wants to be really good again: Barry Zito is not worth his contract and given that the guy will make $20M+ in 2013, he never will be. And with Tim Lincecum -- and Matt Cain! -- around he will ...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  10. Zito's back ... and maybe for good

    Rob Neyer

    It wasn't that long ago -- the 16th of July, to be precise -- that Tim Kawakami wondered if Barry Zito should simply be released. Perhaps now (or rather, then). Perhaps at the end of the season. In response to Kawakami, I argued that while Zito w...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  11. Should Giants just release Zito?

    Rob Neyer

    After Barry Zito's latest debacle, Tim Kawakami has seen enough: Zito Can the new Giants break with Zito, even if he's still less than halfway through his seven-year, $126 million deal, signed bef...

    Blog | July 16, 2009
  12. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were compiled and annotated by a Proven VeteranTM ... * From MLB Rumors' Mike Axisa, a fun discussion of the worst contracts in the majors. I suppose that Barry Zito's the easy choice here, and probably the correct on...

    Blog | June 23, 2009
  13. Zito's on a roll ... right?

    Rob Neyer

    After giving up just two runs in eight innings last night, Barry Zito has put together a nice little run, perhaps the second best in his three seasons with the Giants. My candidates for the five best six-start stretches since Zito signed his $126 mil...

    Blog | May 20, 2009
  14. Zito's back! (Or is he?)

    Rob Neyer

    Did you hear the news? Barry Zito's back. No, really this time: "It's just a matter of getting fed up with going out and pitching below my potential," Zito said after throwing seven shutout innings in Wednesday's 1-0 win over t...

    Blog | April 24, 2009
  15. A few modest proposals

    Rob Neyer

    Not much blogging yesterday (or today) because I foolishly left my wireless card at home, which left me stuck on a train to Seattle for four hours with no Internet access (back to "normal" tonight). On a happier note, I spent some of those ...

    Blog | April 15, 2009
  16. Matsuzaka needs to shoot for Nomo's numbers

    Rob Neyer

    If Daisuke Matsuzaka can match the early big-league numbers put up by fellow Japanese pitcher Hideo Nomo, the Red Sox should be happy.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2007