Remember five years ago, when it was a really big deal when Barry Zito hopped across the bay to join the Giants? How the media cared about him because he was the next big thing back then?
Whatever happened to that?
I know Zito has had some generally okay seasons since landing in San Fran, but where did the Barry Zito of 2002 go, the one that had all that potential? It's not like he has no potential now. He's a good pitcher, a good third man. But that's the problem- the Giants picked up Zito with the intention he'd be the #1 starter for five years, and after Lincecum and Cain got good, he was bumped to third. An even bigger slap in the face would be if they give the third spot to Madison Baumgarner.
I think Barry Zito is a pretty good pitcher that deserves a bit more respect.
Coming Tomorrow- In 2009 he was so promising for my Yanks. Then 2010 and 2011 came. Thankfully, he's stinking it up with a stinkier team now.