Thursday, December 14, 2006

Giants Defer Bonds' Pay to Free Up Money for Zito

Of the near $16 million promised to OF Barry Bonds, some $5 million is being planned for deferment in order to help the Giants scrape up enough money to add to the pay package being put together to lure SP Barry Zito from the East Bay. It may take in excess of $100 million to sign the left-handed former Cy Young Award winner, who is being hotly pursued by Rangers owner Tom Hicks.