That's why I always find myself rooting for the Bay Area Ace to turn his career around. And so far this year it looks like he has, what with his
Last night on ESPN, John Kruk credited Zito's resurrection to a change in his arm angle. I'm not saying Zito hasn't changed his delivery, although when I look at the release points for his first start in May 2010, and compare it to his first start in May 2009, I'm not sure I can see any difference.
What I can see is that Zito's FIP is
Now, I want Zito to succeed just as much as the next guy. Do I think Zito can make himself out to be a serviceable, or even valuable, starter for the Giants? Absolutely. Do I think he's got a shot at maintaining these numbers this year? Absolutely not, but I wish him nothing except the best of stochastic outliers.
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