Sorry for the lack of posts. Very busy times, what with the local fires and all….
What are the Giants supposed to do with Barry Zito? I think the time has come to think about shutting him down for the rest of the season. He’s gonna lose 20 games, and is doing nothing to help the team. In fact, he’s hurting the team in every way, between his inability to throw strikes, or keep his team in the game; his complete destruction of the season has reached epic proportions.
The Giants are 11 games under .500, and Barry Zito (3-12) is fully nine games of that eleven. Even worse, with his 0-8 home record, (the team has lost all 9 of his home starts), he is the entire reason the Giants (14-25 at home) are a sub .500 team at home.
I understand that the Giants are a poor offensive team, and that playing at PacBell limits them even more, but, come on. In 43 innings at home, Zito has given up 42 runs. Seriously, how can the team ignore this? How can Sabean not consider calling Rick Peterson, under whom Zito enjoyed his greatest success? How much longer can they allow him to be the anti-Carlton?
The simple fact is this; the Giants can now lay claim to two major free agent accomplishments, the best free agent signing ever, and the worst.