The fact that Barry Zito signed with San Francisco wasn't completely unexpected, but the $126 million for seven years was.
Every team has some important questions and contingency plans that must be addressed before Opening Day.
Some teams are still trying to determine where they stand as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches.
With Armando Benitez on the shelf, Felipe Alou must do some juggling in the Giants' bullpen.
A media frenzy enveloped Barry Bonds on Tuesday. Surly and confrontational was just another side of the Giants slugger.
Baseball's best starter likely resides in San Francisco, where Jason Schmidt has been downright scary.
Some say it's his vision, some his quick hands. But teammates and opponents alike are amazed by Barry Bonds.
San Francisco still doesn't have a sidekick for Barry Bonds, but he says he's capable of shouldering the load.
San Francisco's bench, a postseason liability last year, has been remade into Blake Street West.