Earlier today, Aaron Gleeman hit the nail on the head in a post about whether Brian Sabean would be willing to trade away Barry Zito.
"Despite making $18.5 million this season as part of a seven-year, $126 million contract Barry Zito was left off the Giants’ playoff roster for all three rounds, but general manager Brian Sabean said yesterday that he has no plans to trade Zito this offseason.
You know why? Because he can’t. In related news, I have no plans to date Mila Kunis.
Zito is still owed $18.5 million in 2011, $19 million in 2012, and $20 million in 2013, with an $18 million option or $7 million buyout in 2014. Which team is willing to assume what’s essentially a three-year, $64.5 million contract for a 33-year-old pitcher who went 1-10 with a 5.19 ERA in his final 15 starts?
Feel free to take your time thinking of answer. There isn’t one."Sometimes things just can't be said any better.