Barry Zito and agent Scott Boras finally decided to join the San Francisco Giants. Zito will replace Jason Schmidt as the ace of the Giants.
Zito will earn $126 million over seven years, exactly $18 million a year. There is a club option for an eighth year, barring requirements.
This means that Zito moves to the National League and not into the New York Yankees rotation, which was rumored. I expect Zito's numbers to increase greatly now that he's facing a pitcher every 9th time in the lineup. He's an early candidate for NL Cy Young, in my opinion.