Zito pulled off a classy move by taking out a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle to thank the fans of the San Francisco Giants for their support over his seven years with the organization.
Were there bad times? Of course, and Zito even admitted as much in the ad. Anytime you’re given a seven year, $126 million deal there are certain expectations that you inherit and Im pretty sure that having an ERA below 4.00 in a single season was one of them. Then again, how much can you really dislike a guy who was a part of two World Series winning teams?