Originally Posted by RedEye
I'd be excited if this happened too, but I wonder if Zito would be a good signing for the Reds. I know it would be a long shot anyway, but I think we'd have to commit way too much money in order to sign someone like that. He's been inconsistent at best over the past few years, and I don't think his measurables match-up well with GAB. Isn't he a flyball pitcher? The one thing he has going for him is age (28), but then again so does someone like Gil Meche, who would be cheaper and (I think) induces more ground balls. Also, if you think about the other former A's pitchers (Hudson and Mulder) who broke down shortly after leaving Beane, Zito gets even scarier.
Am I off base here?
You are right on IMO. Lots of baserunners (1.40 WHIP) and he would give up Homers in Cincy. The ball dies in Oakland.