On this date in San Francisco Giants history...
2009: Mark DeRosa, a veteran .275 hitter, signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Giants.
2006: Barry Zito and the Giants reached a preliminary agreement on the largest pitcher contract in baseball history: a seven-year, $126 million deal.
Zito—who won a Cy Young Award in 2002 and was named an All-Star three times with the Oakland Athletics—joined the Giants. That was three weeks after the club came to terms on a new $16 million, one-year contract with slugger Barry Bonds for a 15th season.
At the time the Giants acquired him, Zeets had accumulated an impressive 102-63 record, 3.55 ERA, 1.250 WHIP, 6.9 SO/9 rate and 3.5 BB/9 rate in seven seasons with the A's.
1932: The Boston Braves purchase Giant catcher Shanty Hogan for $25,000.