After taking a year off to travel, surf and enjoy life away from baseball, former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito is looking to make a comeback.
Six months after Prince Fielder riled San Francisco with an elaborate home run celebration, Barry Zito got even. He plunked Fielder in the back in the first inning of a Cactus League game between the Giants and Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium.
A resurgent Barry Zito has given the Giants a major lift in their push to reach the postseason for the first time since 2003.
Last season Cliff Lee was demoted, Scott Olsen was arrested and Milton Bradley tore his ACL. But now they're among the top comeback stories of 2008.
Starting 9 takes a look at nine players who made Opening Day rosters against long odds.
As he prepared for a new season with a new team, Barry Zito turned to the sport of wrestling to improve his mental toughness.
The fact that Barry Zito signed with San Francisco wasn't completely unexpected, but the $126 million for seven years was.
Free-agent pitcher Barry Zito is likely to land in the city he wants and hit the mother lode financially, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Led by Barry Zito and Alfonso Soriano, there are only a handful of top-tier free agents in this winter's class.
Will the A's trade Barry Zito? It's not likely, but landing a hitter like Frank Thomas or Mike Piazza isn't out of the question, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Whether Barry Zito can rediscover his Cy Young form is only one question facing Oakland's pitching staff.
Several starting pitchers who were counted on to make major contributions this year have been ineffective.