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Poll results
under 11 wins
6 votes
 
 33%
11-13 wins
8 votes
 
 44%
14-16 wins
3 votes
 
 17%
North of 16 wins
1 votes
 
 6%
Total: 18 voters.  Total votes: 18.  Max items per vote allowed: 1.
 
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Registered: 12-2006
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Expectations of Zito?


I want to know what some of the board members are as far as expectations for Zito this year? I've heard some here say they are not terribly worried because control pitchers take longer to get ready. I can see that point. I personally think he will struggle to get 11 wins again, and I think his ERA will be somewhere in the mid fours. Every time I see the guy I think of Shawn Estes. Such an enigma. Sure he might pitch better once we are officially out of contention, but when the pressure and spotlight is on him, I have no faith.
3/19/2008, 10:42 pm Link to this post   
 
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Registered: 10-2006
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I expect Zito to win at about the same rate as the offense manages 6 runs in a game.
3/19/2008, 11:06 pm Link to this post   
 
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Registered: 11-2006
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i'll take a wait and see approach until he makes his last 2 starts of the spring. he hasnt k'd one batter this spring, thats not a good sign.
3/19/2008, 11:25 pm Link to this post   
 
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I don't know if *any* Giants pitcher will notch over 11 wins in 2008, because of (lack of) run support. Last year Cain only won 7 games, so there's a good chance nobody gets double digits in wins. emoticon
3/20/2008, 1:59 am Link to this post   
 
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Registered: 03-2008
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Re: Expectations of Zito?


He'll go about 8-14 and be pulled from the rotation in early June for "adjustment" reasons while his ERA is at 7. He will make a "comeback" of sorts and post a 4 era the rest of the way leaving him at 5.2 for 2008! Giants will then decide they need to renegotiate his contract and add another 3 years to the back end!
3/20/2008, 7:07 am Link to this post   
 
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Registered: 03-2008
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Re: Expectations of Zito?


I was thinking under 10 when I saw the topic, but I decided to go for 11-13...he may get lucky a few times.

We have to remember he is going to be the "ACE" and will be facing other Aces....damn, can I change my vote to 7? emoticon
3/20/2008, 8:16 am Link to this post   
 
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12 wins, max.

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3/20/2008, 9:18 am Link to this post   
 
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I expect him to give some of that salary back just for karma sake.

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3/20/2008, 11:18 am Link to this post   
 
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Registered: 03-2008
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Petey and Co would just put it in their pockets! Would be a nice gesture. Notice how he choose to give money to charity for strikeouts...wonder why he didn't choose walks??????
3/20/2008, 11:23 am Link to this post   
 
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Registered: 11-2006
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Re: Expectations of Zito?


My realistic prediction of Zito's season:

9 Wins
16 Losses

4.20-4.40 ERA
210 Innings

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3/20/2008, 11:24 am Link to this post   
 


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