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The Forgotten Ace: Barry Zito

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

A lot has came at Barry Zito since his glory days back in Oakland. A blockbuster $126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, the high hopes of being the ace for a team wanting to return to greatness, and being a role model for young athletes in America.

How about what has came at him on the field. Since winning the American League Cy Young Award in 2002, 23-5 record, 182 strikeouts, and a 2.75 era, Zito has found himself in the dumps.

Since that outstanding year, the former Athletics ace has compiled a 78-76 record, 882 strikeouts, and an era above 4.0. His numbers are not near what Zito fans, and A's and Giants fans want out of the former Cy Young winner.

Sure, you can argue his run support hasn...

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