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Zito signs with Giants

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.