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Barry Zito is not retiring

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07:00 AM ET 02.18 | What to expect next of Barry Zito? [Zito] plans to take some time off, but he isn't retiring. Curiously, almost nothing was written about Zito this winter, and the reason for that is there's no evidence he actively sought a job. Just the same, Zito isn't ready to call it quits, either, according to people in the know. There was an early suggestion in a story about Zito taking time off to surf by Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. Baggarly hypothesized it was possible Zito may take 2014 to "reboot." And that appears to be the case. There's no word of anything physically wrong with Zito, who had a rough year in 2013 (5-11, 5.74) after bouncing back to post a stellar 15-8 campaign in 2012, when he helped the Giants win a second World Series title in three years.

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February 18, 2014  07:39 AM ET

Not Enough Gas In Your Tank, Bro?

February 18, 2014  07:48 AM ET

Maybe not, but are any teams calling?

February 18, 2014  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe not, but are any teams calling?

Probably not.

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February 18, 2014  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

There's no reason a man of his age should retire. I'm sure he'll have no trouble finding work in either the food service or housekeeping industries.

Barry is kind of an airhead, but I'd bet that even he didn't manage to blow even a large fraction of the money he fleeced from the rather gullible Jints. He probably has one servant to roll his joints, one to light them, and one to bake him chocolate chip cookies. Plus the hot 20 year old bim whose head never leaves the region of his groin.

February 18, 2014  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

There's no reason a man of his age should retire. I'm sure he'll have no trouble finding work in either the food service or housekeeping industries.

You may want to review the money he made from his last contract. I doubt he'll ever need to hold any type of employment again.

February 18, 2014  09:56 AM ET

Actually he "retired" last year....5-11 5.74 in the National League???

February 18, 2014  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Actually he "retired" last year....5-11 5.74 in the National League???

One toke over the line, sweet Jesus
One toke over the line
Standin on the mound throwin meatball pitches
One toke over the line
Awaitin for the skipper to come, sweet Mary
Hopin that eight earned runs is fine
One toke over the line, sweet Jesus
One toke over the line!

February 18, 2014  10:30 AM ET

OK, so what's it called when they don't retire but no team is willing to sign them? I guess that's called forced retirement. I mean, it's bad when not even the Mariners reach out to kick your tires. Dude, realize it or not, your retired.

February 18, 2014  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe not, but are any teams calling?

likely the halos will considered Zito,,,,why not?after Mulder collapsed injuried Angels aren't in any better position!!

February 18, 2014  07:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

likely the halos will considered Zito,,,,why not?after Mulder collapsed injuried Angels aren't in any better position!!

Skaggs and Santiago would need to provide quality innings,the question is,,can they really provide quality innings?is the halos very sure about it?i have a feeling one of those two lefties will be in the minor league system soon very soon,and the halos still need to replace Mulder but to whom seek for help??

February 18, 2014  07:38 PM ET

the Angels would need to trade some more regular players,Conger/Eannetta/and some relievers should be included in any trade,after all the Angels need to do whatever it takes to be a serious competetive team!!

February 18, 2014  08:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

One toke over the line, sweet JesusOne toke over the lineStandin on the mound throwin meatball pitchesOne toke over the lineAwaitin for the skipper to come, sweet MaryHopin that eight earned runs is fineOne toke over the line, sweet JesusOne toke over the line!

Good Stuff! I hope....

February 19, 2014  12:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Actually he "retired" last year....5-11 5.74 in the National League???

Like the article said, he helped the Giants win a title. A lot of guys take the year off (while cashing the check) after a WS win.

 
February 19, 2014  09:03 AM ET

I used to really enjoy watching him earlier in his career (with the A's) when he had the knee buckling 12-6 curve ball.

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