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Barry Zito wants to retire a Giant

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06:15 PM ET 02.08 | Barry Zito, an unsung playoff hero in 2012, would like to remain a San Francisco Giant until he retires. Zito had his best season with the Giants last season, winning 15 games with a 4.15 ERA. He shined in the postseason, going 2-0 in three starts with a 1.69 ERA. However, he will have to either win the Cy Young in 2013 or take a significant pay cut once he hits free agency in 2014. He is currently signed under a highly-scrutinized $126 million contract for seven years that expires after next season. He does have a team option for $18 million that the Giants will definitely decline, but he also has a $7 million buyout that can simply cut him loose.

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February 8, 2013  09:20 PM ET

I bet.

February 8, 2013  10:51 PM ET

He should give the Giants a couple of years at minimum salary.

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February 9, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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Got two Rings. Must have done something right

He wasn't included on the postseason roster for the first go around.

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February 9, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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My bad. One ring and one thanks for nuthin'

They may have given him one. I bet he was pissed.

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February 9, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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And a two fingered eye poke

Why, were the Three Stooges handing out the rings?

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February 9, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Why not? A little slapstick with Zito and Brian Wilson would have been a riot

I like how all of the new article snippets are Giants-centric. What a morning.

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February 9, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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I like how all of the new article snippets are Giants-centric. What a morning.

I agree. All Giants all of the time. It's perfect.

February 9, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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I agree. All Giants all of the time. It's perfect.

It must be a slow sports day if they have to resort to this.

February 9, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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I agree. All Giants all of the time. It's perfect.

If FN wanted low visitor traffic maybe.

February 9, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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The hard part is trying to sneak Buster Posey somehow into the Three Stooges equation

haha, you'll find a way

February 9, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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It must be a slow sports day if they have to resort to this.

Every day between the Superbowl and MLB Opening Day is, by definition, a slow sports day.

February 9, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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If FN wanted low visitor traffic maybe.

Morning CSF.

February 9, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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Every day between the Superbowl and MLB Opening Day is, by definition, a slow sports day.

I suppose, but they are really scraping the bottom of the chum barrel with this troika.

 
February 9, 2013  10:31 AM ET

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