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Re: Barry Zito

Postby Yoda » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:39 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:Yes, the contract was ridiculous. I was just objecting to the idea that Zito was mailing it in because of his big payday.


Agreed. I doubt any professional athlete would enjoy being the joke of the town.
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Re: Barry Zito

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:40 pm

Yoda wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:Yes, the contract was ridiculous. I was just objecting to the idea that Zito was mailing it in because of his big payday.


Agreed. I doubt any professional athlete would enjoy being the joke of the town.


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Re: Barry Zito

Postby Yoda » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:42 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
Yoda wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:Yes, the contract was ridiculous. I was just objecting to the idea that Zito was mailing it in because of his big payday.


Agreed. I doubt any professional athlete would enjoy being the joke of the town.


Carl Pavano raises you +1.


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Re: Barry Zito

Postby curious_george_43545 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:55 pm

He was never all that good in Oakland, atleast not deserving of the praise he got. Now hes just awful, his fastball has no velocity and I really do feel bad for him even with that contract of his.
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Re: Barry Zito

Postby JasonSeahorn » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:02 pm

:-D :-b

I don't think Zito decided "I got paid now, so I will suck it up", more like "I got paid now, I don't have to give it my 1000000% all out performance that I can give." I mean, a lot of players will try their hardest the year before they can get a new contract...Zito doesn't look like he was a beast before in Oakland, but I think the general idea that a player will fall off a bit after they get their big contract can be applied. Zito just took it to a new level :-D
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Re: Barry Zito

Postby Yoda » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:05 pm

JasonSeahorn wrote::-D :-b

I don't think Zito decided "I got paid now, so I will suck it up", more like "I got paid now, I don't have to give it my 1000000% all out performance that I can give." I mean, a lot of players will try their hardest the year before they can get a new contract...Zito doesn't look like he was a beast before in Oakland, but I think the general idea that a player will fall off a bit after they get their big contract can be applied. Zito just took it to a new level :-D


These guys are professional athletes. They are extremely competitive to the point that you nor I can possibly fathom. I doubt they can just turn their competitive switch on and off like you say.
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Re: Barry Zito

Postby JasonSeahorn » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:09 pm

Yoda wrote:
These guys are professional athletes. They are extremely competitive to the point that you nor I can possibly fathom. I doubt they can just turn their competitive switch on and off like you say.


There are players that perform better in a contract-year situation than in the following years. Zito is a crazy example, but I'm just saying.
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Re: Barry Zito

Postby curious_george_43545 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:13 pm

JasonSeahorn wrote:
Yoda wrote:
These guys are professional athletes. They are extremely competitive to the point that you nor I can possibly fathom. I doubt they can just turn their competitive switch on and off like you say.


There are players that perform better in a contract-year situation than in the following years. Zito is a crazy example, but I'm just saying.


I think the whole contract year is blown out of proportion, now that you got paid are you really gonna go out there not caring how you do? Maybe a handful of players are like that, but It's defiantly the minority if at all.
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Re: Barry Zito

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:21 pm

curious_george_43545 wrote:
JasonSeahorn wrote:
Yoda wrote:
These guys are professional athletes. They are extremely competitive to the point that you nor I can possibly fathom. I doubt they can just turn their competitive switch on and off like you say.


There are players that perform better in a contract-year situation than in the following years. Zito is a crazy example, but I'm just saying.


I think the whole contract year is blown out of proportion, now that you got paid are you really gonna go out there not caring how you do? Maybe a handful of players are like that, but It's defiantly the minority if at all.


The whole contract-year theory is a complete myth. For every Adrian Beltre there is an Andruw Jones.
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