kingctb27 wrote:I'm not sure If I would want him if I was the Padres.
If Oakland paid some of the salary, then I'd be all for it. Zito would be back with Ramon Hernandez, who is the only major league catcher Zito has had success with. Besides, Zito went to the University of San Diego High School, so the deal does make sense. It'd put Zito in Petco and re-unite him with Hernandez; I like what that'd do to his fantasy value
On a more practical note, I doubt this is going to happen. If the Padres are just trying to bring in an arm for this season then I can understand that, but if they're trying to bring a local kid back home I think Mark Prior after next season is the better man.
But a Zito/Chavez deal for Burroughs/Nady/Barfield/Insert minor league pitcher here/insert minor league hitter here deal would be okay by me
. And Billy Beane supposedly loves Burroughs. He can have him.