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Zito will earn every penny of his $126 million contract

By TED SILLANPAA Twitter @tedsillanpa ted.sillanpaa@pressdemocrat.com Barry Zito has, inexplicably, earned every penny of the $126 million contract that Giants gave him to sign as a free agent before the 2007 season. Don’t roll your eyes! Zito was a postseason hero who will go down among Giants legends for beating the Cardinals in St. Louis in an NLCS elimination game, then besting Tigers’ stud Justin Verlander in Game One of the World Series. Moreover, there’s no calling those autumnal heroics… Read More »

Trout’s contract: Key to losing Bay Area sports talk listeners

By TED SILLANPAA On Twitter @TedSillanpa¬† Stuck in the car, driving home, without my music or the podcasts that entertain me as radio once did. Old, old habits die hard, so I tuned to KNBR to hear my favorite Bay Area radio guy Tom Tolbert talking about Angels star Mike Trout. Actually, Tolbert and co-host Ray Ratto were talking about Trout’s contract being extended by the Angels and … OK. I’ll admit that I don’t care about player salaries or… Read More »

Hey…Tom Brady taking less money wasn’t all that noble

By TED SILLANPAA on Twitter @TedSillanpaa¬† New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is drawing all kinds of praise for restructuring his contract to enable the team to sign or retain free agents. Some are calling it an amazingly team-oriented move by Brady who, in return, gets some financial security via a guaranteed contract in the NFL where nothing is ever guaranteed. You and I would be perceived as lot more financially selfless and generally noble if we were married to… Read More »