Zito Has Tired Arm

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Barry Zito, known for once complementing his 12-6 curve ball with a 95 mph fastball, is now having trouble reaching 83 with his fastball. I'm not going to say that he can't be successful with an 83 mph fastball, but it is rare you see a pitcher with an 83 mph fastball that is successful. Greg Maddux is one example I can think of, but his two and three pitches have been perfected so he can use that fastball here and there. I do not see a good year in store for Barry Zito or the Giants and it will probably lead to the firing of GM Brian Sabean. I know many have readers have been saying it for awhile, and I think it is time after he has made several controversial signings over the past couple of years. It is time for the Giants to trade whatever they can for whatever prospects they can. They should be the team that takes a chance on players like Scott Thorman, Matt Murton, or Andy Marte. This should be the team for the next couple of years that goes bargain hunting for the veteran pitchers looking to bounce back. I know this is not the approach you want to see if you are a Giants fan, but this is what it takes to get back in contention. I have talked to a couple of scouts who do not see a winning season for the Giants within the next five years. I'd say it is time to make some trades.


Anonymous 12:57 PM CDT  

hes a bum

The Man 2:56 PM CDT  

you need a scout to tell you that the giants are going any where

Anonymous 6:22 PM CDT  

Not that I want Sabes to stay with the Giants, but to be clear...it was not his decision to sign Zito...nor Bonds last year. He was told to sign Bonds by upper management due to partial team owner's (forget her name...her husband died & she got the stock) deceased husbands affection for Bonds. Zito came from higher up as well. While Sabes seems to have lost his touch in trades & even signings (Winn, Durham, Aurilia, Vizquel, Roberts)...those 2 were not his choice.

Tim 8:08 PM CDT  

next 5 years is ture.

Anonymous 11:03 PM CDT  

BS -- With free agency, how could any scout "not see a winning team in the next five years"? You be 62-100 and win it the following year, if you are willing to spend. That "scouts" part is total bullshit.

Anonymous 11:06 PM CDT  

the giants wont spend the money on 25 different players to get them there. your BS

Anonymous 7:51 PM CDT  

giants suck. i hope they collect more 40 year old geezers like durham, vizquel, winn, and dave roberts. i hear matt williams and will clark are available.

Gary 8:01 PM CDT  

Maybe they could get Renny Stennet to come out of retirement?