Barry Zito

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Santiago Casilla #46 and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after the final out of their 3 to 2 win over the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Eliminate Nationals With Three One-Run Wins

The San Francisco Giants advanced, beating the Washington Nationals in the NLDS in three close games. But are the upsets really a surprise?

10/09/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

Starting pitcher Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 30, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Zito Won’t Retire, Plans Time Off From Baseball

CBS baseball insider John Heyman reports that there is no evidence that Zito, 36, actually sought a job this off-season. There is no word of any injury for the lefty, who just finished a 5-11season with a 5.74 ERA for the San Francisco Giants, the final year of a seven-season $126 Million deal.

02/18/2014

Barry Zito

Giants Formally Part Ways With Barry Zito

Because the 35-year-old Zito realized this moment was coming, he recently took out a full-page newspaper ad to thank the fans for standing by him through a tough tenure on this side of San Francisco Bay. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner across the water for the Oakland Athletics, Zito just completed a $126 million, seven-year contract with the Giants.

11/04/2013

San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean

Giants’ Sabean Hopes To Re-Sign Pence, Lincecum

San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean all but finalized pitcher Barry Zito’s long-expected departure following seven tough years, while saying two of his top priorities moving forward from a disappointing 2013 season are re-signing Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence.

09/27/2013

Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Defeat Dodgers, Zito Earns Victory In Final Start

Barry Zito won in what likely was his final hurrah for San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval backed him with a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night.

09/25/2013

Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at AT&T Park on April 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Wednesday’s Start May Mark End Of Zito Era In Bay Area

Making perhaps his final start for the Giants Wednesday against the rival Dodgers will be left-hander Barry Zito (4-11, 5.91). It may be the final appearance in the Bay Area as a member of the home team.

09/25/2013

Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 26, 2013 in Denver. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Zito Stays Winless On The Road, Giants Lose To Rockies

Barry Zito allowed five runs and nine hits and struck out one in four innings in his second start since being put back into the rotation. He is 0-8 with a 9.61 ERA on the road this season.

08/26/2013

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Giants Send Struggling Zito To Bullpen

Struggling San Francisco Giants left-hander Barry Zito will not make his next scheduled start Sunday at Tampa Bay. Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced the news before Friday’s game against the Rays.

08/02/2013

Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 3, 2013 in Cincinnati. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Zito Struggles On Road, Giants Lose To Phils, 7-3

Carlos Ruiz and Michael Young hit two-run homers to back John Lannan, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the SF Giants 7-3 Tuesday night.

07/30/2013

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