Zito's Giants deal worth about $18M per year

Updated: December 29, 2006, 12:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Bay Area's other Barry is the new face of the San Francisco Giants -- now and well into the future.

Barry Zito and the Giants reached a preliminary agreement on the largest pitcher contract in baseball history, a $126 million, seven-year deal. Zito joins the Giants three weeks after the club came to terms on a new $16 million, one-year contract with slugger Barry Bonds for a 15th season.

A source familiar with Zito's contract told ESPN.com's Jerry ...

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