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Zito: "It was the money"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Tucsondriver, May 5, 2010.

  1. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Unusually frank quote from Zito in SF Chronicle Gwen Knapp's excellent piece. Would be nice to see more athletes acknowledge how their ridiculous salaries affect them. And I'll admit it, I have a hard time not resenting them while so many others are suffering so much these days.

  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Are you a socialist?
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Pretty soon Obama will tell him he's made enough money. :)

    On a non-political note (lol), hey, I appreciate the guy's honesty. It's not like Mike Hampton saying he chose Colorado because the schools were good.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Zito Money a drop in the bucket. In span of 5 years through 2007 Lehman Brothers paid out 50 billion in employee bonuses.

    In 2009 Goldman earned 2.3 billion and had bonus pool for 983 employees of 5 billion.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    You can't talk about this without talking about the cluster of remarkably-stupid owners, in all sports.

    Of course, Texas Ranger ownership has been a monument to
    moronicism for decades, but the recent incarnation takes the cake.
    "Stop us . . . before we spend again! . . . "

    Hey, guys, before you sign some players to ridiculous contracts,
    why don't you spend some money judiciously, and hire people who
    know good, sound personnel when they look at 'em? Just asking.
  6. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member


    Not looking to start anything, it just made me laugh.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Hampton to Colorado has to be one of the worst free agent signings ever.
  8. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    Surely not more than Pavano to the Yankees? At least Hampton played a couple games
  9. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Carlos Lee, Astros, 6 years, $100 million
  10. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Not even close - they got some good years out of that one. Much more than Wells or Soriano produced.
  11. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Rogers Clemens, 2007, $28 million. He went 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    It was good for Hampton though. His kids got to be in a good school system.
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