Barry Zito

I expected to have more time to process the end of the Cardinals season – to savor it, if you will.  But between the abrupt collapse of the hometown club in the NLCS and the quick work the Giants made of the Tigers in the World Series – all of a sudden baseball is totally [...]

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If you are going to prognosticate and likely do a poor job of it, you might as well start by shaking up your Magic 8 Ball and thinking about the National League West division first.  It may very well be a 2 team race out West, but I would not want to put money on [...]

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  COMMENT:  Great photo of Jenkins taken at the “Flat Earth Society” meeting in July.     I recently mocked a piece by Bruce Jenkins in which he suggested that the Giants might buy out the remainder of Barry Zito‘s contract.  Given the opportunity, I’d still mock the article as illogical speculation driven by a need [...]

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I sincerely apologize to our 3 loyal readers for the delay in publishing this edition of “Not The News”, but there were some unavoidable delays outside of my control.  News of the Cubs basebrawl was not accompanied by any video evidence, so I had to work late into the night to track down at least [...]

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Brendan Ryan is penciled into the first slot in Tony La Russa’s batting order today, facing Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants. This will be the first time back in the lead-off spot for Ryan since July 1 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan has obviously improved at the plate as the season has gone [...]

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See what I did there?  A baseball pun? Today marks the second birthday (or anniversary, however you look at it) of this humble little site. In May 2008, I led things off with a post that really had nothing to do with the Cardinals – “Soriano = Zito?” – which is strangely being made to [...]

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St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants 8:10 CT TV: Fox Sports Midwest Radio: KTRS-550 Probable Starters: Adam Wainwright vs. Barry Zito The Cardinals dropped an ugly one last night — including two errors, and a .083 BA with RISP — against the always nasty Tim Lincecum. Tonight is a 12-6 dreamers delight, as Adam [...]

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Wa-hey!  That’s a winner! After another frustrating night on offense from the Cardinals (don’t know about you, but I find it virtually impossible to tell anymore if the Cardinal lineup is that bad, or if we are just seeing great pitching each night – let’s call it both), the Cards finally were able to make [...]

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Let’s round out the NL before jumping into the postseason. Los Angeles Dodgers – The return of Manny Ramirez pretty much sealed up this division for the Dodgers.  Clayton Kershaw has big-league experience on his resume now, and will confound NL West hitters with his nasty stuff.  Joe Torre must be cautious to keep his [...]

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Soriano = Zito ?

by on May 5, 2008 · 5 comments

It’s time someone said it. Is Alfonso Soriano the Cubs’ very own version of Barry Zito? Clearly Soriano is struggling and he and his manager and teammates will attribute it to injury. But will he ever be the same hitter? Soriano sports a .222 OBP so far this season, with 3 HR and 13 total [...]

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