Also, when this rumor first broke on Saturday, I posted the question at AN: What would it take to get Zito?
I received this response from an A's fan:
Barry Zito and Jairo Garcia
Rich Hill, Matt Murton, Ryan Harvey and Sean Marshall/Ricky Nolasco. That may seem like too much to give up on the Cubs part, but that's what it's gonna take.
Yeah, that is way too much, particularly because Murton is going to be the Cubs' starting LF in 2006 -- even though Jairo Garcia is a terrific prospect. There's more: you can read the entire exchange here.
Incidentally, ESPN is carrying a special "Winter Meetings Edition" of Baseball Tonight, today at 1:30 pm CT.