Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Giants Can Afford Zito; Will Zito Afford Giants the Time of Day?

From an AP/SI.com article on teams interested in Barry Zito:

With Barry Bonds agreeing to defer some of the $16 million he will be owed in his one-year contract with the Giants, San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean has said he has the financial resources to sign a top pitcher -- though he hasn't confirmed how much his club would be willing to spend on Zito.

It's unlikely Zito would choose the Giants unless they offered the best deal. And the Giants don't have a history of outbidding big spenders except themselves.