I think the point is everyone who knows anything about baseball knew Zito was terribly overpaid. I personally am the biggest Zito fan you will ever find and I even thought he was overpaid because of the declining K rate, the back-to-back-to-back 200+ IP seasons and the age factor.
Crawford's expectations were a LOT different from fans and most people on this board than those for Zito. Zito was also never drafted in the 1st round.
(As a side note, Zito needs to regain some stuff to get to 200 wins. Chance at HoF with 200 W's, 1 Cy Young and 1 Ring?!