Zito 2007 Contract

Barry Zito’s 2006 Giants Contract Vs. His 2015 A’s Contract

In 2006, Barry Zito was the biggest free agent pitcher signing in MLB history. Eight Years later he’s trying out the team that originally drafted him, hoping for a chance to make a small fraction of his Giants contract. The veteran lefty says he’s playing now for the love of the game. A look at his pay cut will sure make you believe him. Check the numbers:

02/17/2015

NEW YORK - AUGUST 5:  Pitcher Barry Zito #75 of the Oakland Athletics delivers against the New York Yankees during the game at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2004 in the Bronx, New York. The Yanks won 5-1. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s, Zito Agree To Minor League Deal

Former A’s ace Barry Zito will be returning to the Bay area on a minor league contract according to the San Francisco Chronicle. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman says the deal has a base salary of $1 million and Zito can earn up to an additional $175,000 in incentives.

02/17/2015

An artist’s rendering of the proposed San Jose ballpark for the Athletics. (360 Architecture)

San Jose Appealing MLB Antitrust Lawsuit Over A’s Move To U.S. Supreme Court

The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal its antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball to the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/03/2015

Artist rendering of proposed Oakland Athletics waterfront ballpark at the Port of Oakland Howard Terminal. (Manica Architecture)

New MLB Commissioner Optimistic About New Oakland A’s Ballpark; San Jose Still In Fight For The Team

The new commissioner of Major League Baseball said he is optimistic that the Athletics will be able to get a new ball park in Oakland. But those who want to see the A’s move to San Jose say they’re not yet ready to throw in the towel.

01/27/2015

Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches the first pitch of the game against Nyjer Morgan #6 of the Cleveland Indians on Opening Day at O.co Coliseum on March 31, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Jose Loses Challenge To MLB Antitrust Exemption Which Blocks Move By Oakland A’s

The city of San Jose has lost its antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Thursday.

01/15/2015

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The 12 Players You’ve Had To Cross Off Your A’s Roster

The trade of John Jaso for to the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend means that A’s fans will likely be looking at a whole new starting infield for the 2015 season.

01/12/2015

Oakland Athletics Photo Day

A’s Trade Another All-Star, Send Derek Norris To Padres

The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot.

12/18/2014

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 11, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Red Sox Send Cespedes To Detroit Just 5 Months After Shocker A’s Trade

The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello.

12/11/2014

A's fans coliseum

Tougher Life – A’s Fans Or Wahoos From ‘Major League’

Six months ago, the A’s had the best team in baseball, but already half of the team that lost in the wild card playoff game are gone. The (fairly well to do) owner says they can’t afford high-priced players and he demands to move the team, but somehow they keep winning.

12/10/2014

Jon Lester in the Oakland dugout last August.  (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Free Agent Jon Lester Picks Cubs Over Giants, Red Sox

The bidding war over the services of former A’s starter Jon Lester wrapped up overnight with with the Ace picking the rebuilding Cubs over a collection of other suitors including the last two world champions.

12/10/2014

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