Barry Zito

Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito is greeted by his teammates during the opening day lineup introductions on April 1, 2002. (Eric Risberg/AP)

A’s should invite entire old gang

Golden oldies Tim Hudson and Barry Zito will pitch one last time…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson throws to the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in San Francisco. (George Nikitin/AP)

Fantasy turns real: Hudson vs. Zito

OAKLAND — Barry Zito had returned home from a minor league season…

 

Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito pitches in relief of starter Aaron Brooks to the Houston Astros in the eighth inning  Sunday. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)

Rasmus homers twice, Springer connects, Astros top Athletics

HOUSTON — Colby Rasmus homered twice and George Springer added a two-run…

 

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has given presidential hopeful Donald Trump his endorsement. (Steven Senne/AP)

Brady supports Trump — what a country

Honest, forthright, selfless guy that he is, Tom Brady stands behind a…

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has given presidential hopeful Donald Trump his endorsement. (Steven Senne/AP)

Zito impresses as A's beat Brewers split squad 5-2

PHOENIX — Barry Zito, attempting a comeback after a year off from…

Tony Avelar/2013 AP file photoBarry Zito

Ex-Giant Zito agrees to minor-league deal with A's

Barry Zito is back in baseball — and he is staying in…

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Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe opinion that Giants general manager Brian Sabean is one of the best at his job in baseball is hardly unanimous and has drawn ire from fans and readers.

Going full circle from a journalist to sports fan

In the wake of a recent column, I received a rather vicious…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe opinion that Giants general manager Brian Sabean is one of the best at his job in baseball is hardly unanimous and has drawn ire from fans and readers.
Brian Bahr/Getty ImagesBarry Zito received a standing ovation in his final appearance for the Giants.

Giants formally part ways with Barry Zito

Barry Zito has known for months he would be leaving the Giants…

Brian Bahr/Getty ImagesBarry Zito received a standing ovation in his final appearance for the Giants.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Zito wins in what is likely last start as a Giant

Barry Zito's tumultuous career with the Giants will likely end on a…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday

Road woes continue to haunt Zito

Barry Zito was on the road and once again, it wasn’t very…

AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Giants need to start thinking rebuild

The Giants should be preparing for the next two seasons, and the…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Red Sox score early and often to sew up series against Giants

Defensive lapses by the Giants defense helped Boston score four runs in…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.

Zito struggles on road again as Giants drop fifth straight

PHILADELPHIA — Barry Zito may want to stay home the next time…

Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.
Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.

Surkamp, Zito will start doubleheader for Giants

Left-hander Eric Surkamp is joining the Giants to pitch the first game…

Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Giants' Zito hit hard again on the road

SAN DIEGO — Barry Zito had another road misadventure, forcing the Giants…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
AP Photo/Eric RisbergSan Francisco Giants left fielder Kensuke Tanaka watches a ball hit by the New York Mets' Marlon Byrd for a grand slam home run go into the stands in the eighth inning of their baseball game Tuesday

San Francisco Giants woes continue in 10-6 loss to New York Mets

Barry Zito lost his home-field touch at AT&T Park on Tuesday and…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergSan Francisco Giants left fielder Kensuke Tanaka watches a ball hit by the New York Mets' Marlon Byrd for a grand slam home run go into the stands in the eighth inning of their baseball game Tuesday
Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.

Giants' Barry Zito rocked as Starling Marte sparks Pirates to win

PITTSBURGH — Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four…

Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.
Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesBarry Zito’s stellar start in NLCS Game 5 earned him the nod in Game 1 for the Giants.

After years of struggles, Barry Zito gets nod in Game 1

Barry Zito was left off of the postseason roster in 2010 and…

Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesBarry Zito’s stellar start in NLCS Game 5 earned him the nod in Game 1 for the Giants.
Mark J. Terrill/APSan Francisco Giants' Joaquin Arias

Dodgers eliminated from playoffs, Giants win 4-3

The Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from playoff contention, their wild-card hopes…

Mark J. Terrill/APSan Francisco Giants' Joaquin Arias
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesBarry Zito pitches at Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Giants' Zito peaking at right time

Barry Zito may have pitched his way into the playoff rotation Thursday…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesBarry Zito pitches at Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.