"They've now committed to a player who's not going to return value on the dollar, and by signing Zito, who was a Type-A free agent offered arbitration by the A's, they've also frittered away a high draft pick. Not wise."
There has been an ongoing and interesting discussion about whether this was a wise signing but it bothers me when national sports writers state facts that are just not true. Signing Zito will obviously have very little effect on draft picks as we have 5 before we lose the Zito pick.
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