Well, well, well.
Loudly, many of you said the Cubs should have signed Barry Zito this past off-season. $126 million later, the Giants have six wins from him (the same as the far-less-expensive Jason Marquis) and a 4.90 ERA, which would be by far the worst among the current Cub starters if he were on the club. His WHIP is the highest of his career and his BB/K ratio is poor.
Moral: be careful what you wish for.
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Zito has faced the Cubs once -- a 5-3 Cub win on June 20, 2004. Look who led off that day. The current Cub he's faced the most is Alfonso Soriano; he's handled him pretty well (5-for-36, 12 strikeouts).
New Cub Jason Kendall caught Zito for two years in Oakland. Maybe he can lend some insight to his new teammates into what Zito might throw tonight.
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Discuss amongst yourselves.