It is borderline silly that we are talking about a baseball player that signed a seven-year, $126 million contract, and is having a hard time making a team's playoff roster, albeit for the second year in a row.
However, Barry Zito is just that man, and San Francisco knows all too well why the lefty will be hard-pressed to make the 25-man playoff roster.
It has just never clicked for Zito. Signing the richest contract in MLB history for a pitcher at that time is something that player must live up to. The 33-year-old has never even sniffed living up to that contract.
Five years into that lucrative contract, Zito's record is 43-61 and he's has had trouble staying in the Giants starting rotation.
As of late, San Francisco has even taken such measures that Zito has been placed on the DL to either make room for fellow starter Jonathan Sanchez or to just get him out of the way.
Zito's injury diagnosis: Pretendonitis.
However, as we inch closer and closer to playoff time, the lefty may have his way with the Giants' coaching staff and make his way onto the 25-man roster.
In what role?
That has yet to be decided or made up yet.
Here are five reasons why Zito should not make the Giants' playoff roster.
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