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Marqhead
12-26-2008, 10:19 PM
1 year deal. 8 million base salary, with 5 million in incentives.

KRS1
12-26-2008, 10:40 PM
Nice. We'll get to see this more often.

http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200807273209355&c_id=ari

Eephus time.

VenturaFan23
12-26-2008, 11:54 PM
San Francisco Giants - "Players under 40 need not apply."

WhiteSoxFan84
12-27-2008, 02:22 AM
The Giants starting 5 have a chance to be very, very good if Zito gets his head out of his ass, Cain and Sanchez continue to improve, Randy has a decent (12-12, 4.50) year, and Lincecum comes close to his 2008 numbers.

WhiteSox1989
12-27-2008, 02:37 AM
Nice. We'll get to see this more often.

http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200807273209355&c_id=ari

Eephus time.

I have never seen that before. Pretty weird. Neat though.

AnkleSox
12-27-2008, 10:54 AM
Good to see the Giants continue to get younger.

Foulke You
12-27-2008, 03:50 PM
San Francisco Giants - "Players under 40 need not apply."
The Giants do love their players over the age of 35 don't they? The Aaron Rowand signing last year was practically a youth movement for them! Randy Johnson would be a good final arm for a contending team that is one starter away not a terrible Giants team that needs an injection of youth in the worst way. Another head scratcher for the Giants.

btrain929
12-27-2008, 03:54 PM
If you're #1 objective is to get to 300 wins, why would you go to SF? That offense is TERRIBLE. He'll probably still get 300, but he's gonna have a ****load of no-decisions as well...

Foulke You
12-27-2008, 03:57 PM
If you're #1 objective is to get to 300 wins, why would you go to SF? That offense is TERRIBLE. He'll probably still get 300, but he's gonna have a ****load of no-decisions as well...
Well, when the Giants are out of it at the All Star Break, they'll trade him for prospects to a contender and he'll have a better shot at racking up wins. However, this is assuming that old man can make it through the season healthy.

Konerko05
12-27-2008, 04:01 PM
He'll probably still get 300

Not if Bob Howry has anything to say about that.

btrain929
12-27-2008, 04:06 PM
Not if Bob Howry has anything to say about that.

Touche'.

StillMissOzzie
12-27-2008, 04:31 PM
Nice. We'll get to see this more often.

http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200807273209355&c_id=ari

Eephus time.

The funniest part to me was that this was AGAINST the Giants.

"We gotta get that stuff on our team!" - Giants GM

SMO
:D:

Marqhead
12-27-2008, 04:37 PM
Don't look now, but the Giants could have a pretty decent rotation, and the NL West has gotten weaker.

soxfanreggie
12-27-2008, 05:59 PM
Very few rotations have had 3 Cy Young award winners, but Johnson is probably going to have a little less stuff and who knows what is going on with Zito. Linecum is a stud though and if both Johnson and Zito can pitch at their potential, this could be a hugely improved rotation for the Giants.

I was hoping we'd consider signing Johnson, but since we're "going younger", as well as his desire to stay on the West Coast, it never would have happened.

Brian26
12-27-2008, 07:50 PM
It's funny to see everyone here back-tracking on Zito all of a sudden. A month ago nobody wanted him on their team, but now he's part of a formidable starting rotation.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=107546&highlight=zito

downstairs
12-29-2008, 12:51 PM
Don't look now, but the Giants could have a pretty decent rotation, and the NL West has gotten weaker.

Correct. They don't need to rebuild yet, as a near-500 record may win that division.