Monday, April 28, 2008

Shocker: Giants Send Zito to Bullpen

"Hmmm, what rhymes with 'Lidge'?"

From "After 0-6 start, Giants move $126M ace Zito to bullpen" at

The highest paid pitcher in Major League Baseball is out of a starting job.

San Francisco moved $126 million ace Barry Zito into the bullpen on Monday. The move was first reported by ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

Zito, who signed the seven-year deal with the team before last season, is now 0-6 this season with a 7.53 ERA. He was informed of the move in a meeting with manager Bruce Bochy.

Bochy did not give a timetable for Zito's return to the rotation.

First the Blue Jays release Frank Thomas, then the Pirates release Matt Morris. Now this—accepting sunk costs has become downright fashionable in the major leagues. Dodger fans can only wonder if Joe Torre and Ned Colletti are taking notes.


Delino DeShields, Sr said...

The best one inning of work that $126 million can buy.