Monday, December 11, 2006

SP Barry Zito Attempting to Resist Pressure to Sign

Free agent SP Barry Zito -- feverishly pressured by the Rangers to sign -- is trying to keep Texas and other potential suitors at bay while various other teams work out deals to make room for him. Seattle is widely recognized as trying to shop 3B Adrian Beltre or 1B Richie Sexson, multifaceted moves that would free up money to pay Zito something close to or perhaps even beyond the $100 million he is seeking. Another surprise candidate is believed to be the San Francisco Giants.