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deerayfan072 wrote:Yoda wrote:JasonSeahorn wrote::-D
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
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.
I totally agree.
It is like Baldelli for the Rays and Sims for the Bucs. People in Tampa call up saying they are stealing from the organization because they take the money even thought they are hurt. They act like players are ok with taking money and either not playing or playing terribly. They want to play.
curious_george_43545 wrote: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.
deerayfan072 wrote:Yanks_Baby wrote:I'm not sure anyone says that about Baldelli. He's a really sad story. A ton of talent, finally gets the chance to do what he loves, and finds out he has mitochondreal deficiencies and will really never be able to be a full time player.
You must not live in Tampa Bay
SlightlyStoopid wrote:The Cy Young trophy sitting on his shelf disagrees with your first sentence (even though it should have gone to Pedro). His last three years were very pedestrian though.
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