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San Jose Mercury News Apr 4, 2015

Barry Zito cheered by fans of A's and Giants

Barry Zito gets two standing ovations from A's and Giants fans while working one inning in the Bay Bridge Series exhibition finale
San Jose Mercury News Apr 3, 2015

A's Zito to pitch at O.co Coliseum

Barry Zito is expected to pitch at O.co Coliseum in and Oakland A's uniform for the first time since 2006 on Saturday against his old team, the San Francisco Giants
Athletics Nation Apr 1, 2015

Spring game thread #32: Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland A's - Goodbye Arizona

Today our Oakland A's say goodbye to Arizona for another 11 months. They leave with the best Cactus League record secured. Injuries to Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick have pushed this game further down into the depths of completely meaningless. Eric Sogard, Tyler Ladendorf, and yes BILLY BURNS will all most likely make the opening day roster. The only battle remaining is the 5th starter slot. Now that the real Barry Zito has cemented his spot in some other team's rotation, only two contenders remain. Jesse Chavez needs to pitch a gem today if he wants to push Drew Pomeranz into the...
Athletics Nation Mar 31, 2015

Spring game #31 recap: Barry Zito dreams shattered, Oakland A's win 20th spring game

The Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-10 in one of those games that just never seemed to end. Nothing changes today. Resist the temptation to write any eulogies, for Barry Zito was not going to crack the starting rotation. Don't even read too much into this one start. He is what he has been since the first week of games, someone that might be an able number five starter on some team (Goodness knows the Phillies could use one), but not this team. Yes, Barry Zito gave up seven runs today after 13 consecutive scoreless innings. He looked sharp initially, just walking Mike Trout, until...
Athletics Nation Mar 31, 2015

Is today Barry Zito's last appearance in an Oakland A's uniform?

With Zito starting today, the timing just does not support another appearance for Oakland during the Bay Bridge series. There's still hope yet, however. There is a chance that Tuesday afternoon's contest against the Los Angeles Angels will not be the last time you see Barry Zito in an Oakland Athletics uniform. To be clear, Barry Zito will not be on the opening day roster. He is starting today because of the usual last week of spring training shenanigans. The A's do not want the Angels to have an early opportunity to face Sonny Gray or Jesse Hahn before their regular season series late in...
Athletics Nation Mar 26, 2015

Zito is Zee Man!

Unless the Athletics are completely clueless in marketing and sales, and they aren’t, Barry Zito will open the season as a starter. For one bright shining moment, imagine the pandemonium when Barry Zito starts his first game at the Oakland Coliseum. After nine years of wandering in the orange-and-black wilderness, Barry will be in an Athletics uniform once again. Ball one! Ball two! Yeah, baby, Z is back! If the right-field maniacs get worked up over Stephen Vogt, what will they do for the Z Man? Start him on Thursday night, April 9 (Throwback Thursday!) against the Rangers in the...
Oakland Tribune Mar 25, 2015

A's notebook: Barry Zito should stick with A's, scout says

The veteran pitcher could generate outside interest, but he might be a great fit for the A's
Zito’s focus in A’s camp is on everything but the future

Zito’s focus in A’s camp is on everything but the future

Barry Zito has shown remarkable focus this spring, and we’re not just talking about the 11 consecutive scoreless innings he’s racked up his last three appearances. While all anyone else wants to talk about with Zito is which club he’ll… Continue Reading →

A’s roster taking shape; why a “good” spring doesn’t factor much

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser as0306Barry Zito works in a game earlier this spring. Scott Strazzante/The Chronicle In today’s Chronicle, here’s a breakdown of what the Oakland rotation is very likely to look like to start the season, and the bullpen. The position players look set, too, with Rule 5 player Mark Canha in good position to win the 25th spot. So here, an annual reminder: The Opening Day roster doesn’t really mean that much. Change starts right away. No one is locked into place. But yes, we spend a lot of time during the spring predicting exactly that, the Opening...
McCovey Chronicles Mar 23, 2015

Zito and Uggla in (non-Giants) camp

It's like Sophie's Choice, except it doesn't matter I've got a couple links. Let me just leave them here for you. Is there room for Barry Zito on A's as long reliever?Dan Uggla hitting well, vying for a spot on Nationals roster Let's say, hypothetically, that you have the power to get one of them on his team's Opening Day roster. The other one gets cut. There are no loopholes here; you do not get to not choose and hope they both make it, you do not get to choose someone else (Emmanuel Burriss, come on down!), and I never said anything about a genie, so you certainly do not get to wish for...
Zito creating a nice market for himself each time he throws

Zito creating a nice market for himself each time he throws

Any given spring training game will see scouts from other organizations hanging around, so it can be difficult to tell when teams are interested in a player and when they are just window shopping. The more Barry Zito throws this… Continue Reading →

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