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:
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.
Tale Of The Tape: A’s $1.2M Coliseum Rent Vs. $1.1M Craig Gentry Salary
The current proposed lease extension for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum calls for the team to pay $1.25 million in rent for the 2015 season, more than most Bay Area studio apartments, but a pretty skimpy dent in a Major League Baseball operating budget. By Comparison, backup outfielder Craig Gentry is being paid $1.15 million this year. So what kind of return on investment are the A’s getting? Let’s compare.
Tale Of The Tape: A’s Vs. Giants – Who Has The Better Fan Giveaways?
One team sells out every game and the other has to tarp off the top deck for home games yet fans still gets as loud as any in Major League Baseball. San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s fans are as different as the cities they hail from, and that’s reflected in the promotional events the teams hold to pull in fans. So which team offers the better door prizes? We made that this week’s Tale of the Tape.