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Barry Zito: Worst Pitcher Contract Ever?

When the Giants signed Barry Zito in 2006, they thought they had just locked up their ace for the next seven years.

The team believed that Zito had the goods to lead the Giants in the post Barry Bonds era by consistently taking the ball every fifth day, and giving the Giants a quality start.

However, Zito's tenure with the Giants has been an absolute disaster.

His ERA has ballooned upwards of five as Zito has not come close to looking like a top flight starting pitcher the Giants had thought they had signed. His velocity and control have deteriorated to the point where his once devastating curveball is no longer as effective as it once was.

At this point, the only reason Zito is still in the starting rotation is because of his huge contract, not because ...

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