tinfoilxtouch wrote:You know, he isn't THAT bad. He's off to a poor start this season, but he's only had one season with an ERA over 4, and he pitches 210+ innings every single year, without missing a game. Roy Oswalt he's not, but I'd much rather have Zito than 90% of the FA pitchers over the past few seasons... the ones who are awesome for three months, break, then sit on the DL for two months.
So 90% of FA pitchers get hurt? I know that's a hyperbole but come on. Those other free agents didn't get $126 million. If the Giants wanted an innings eater, I'm sure they have someone in the minors they could pay the league minimum to throw 200 innings and put up numbers close to what Zito has so far. It's already been pointed out in this topic that his numbers were in a downward trend before the Giants signed him and that trend has continued this year.