Bay Area Buzz 4/11: Zito Keeps Winning, Myers Sticking to Master Plan

Good morning, Bay Area. Here’s what’s happening before you head out the door this Thursday morning:

April 05, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Barry Zito (75) leaves after the end of the top of seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT

All Barry Zito Does is Win Games

Add it all together, and Zito is 11-0 with a 2.93 ERA in his past 16 starts — of which, again, the Giants have won every single game.

I doubt anyone would ever honestly proclaim Zito has been worth $126 million over seven years to the Giants, but under the current circumstances, I believe the complaining from the Bay Area should cease and desist.

- Matt Snyder, CBS Sports

Golden State Warriors G.M. Bob Myers Keeps Eyes on Master Plan

The Warriors are in the playoffs. Only a sourpuss would diminish that achievement.

But the Warriors are not going to win the 2013 NBA championship. Only a fool would believe that pipe dream.

Thus, for the next few weeks, followers of the team must confront a double-edged sword of giddiness and clearheaded reality. They should be glad to know that Bob Myers, the team’s general manager, is waking up at 3 a.m. thinking about 2015 and 2016 as much as about 2013.

- Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News

How Glenn Dorsey Fits into the San Francisco 49ers’ Defense

If Dorsey succeeds at nose tackle, he will get a chance to back up Justin Smith at “Under tackle,” the tackle who lines up in the weak side B gap, the position Dorsey played at LSU. Dorsey also will get a chance to back up Smith at defensive tackle in the 49ers’ Nickel and Dime defense, which they use roughly 70 percent of the time.

- Greg Cohn, Yahoo! Sports

Resurgent San Jose Sharks Deadly at the Tank

The Sharks clawed their way to a victory against the division-leading Ducks and breathed a huge sigh of relief.  At a time when they needed it most, the Sharks’ savior arrived: A seven game homestand.  The Sharks returned to HP Pavilion and became another team altogether.  The Sharks jumped four spots in the standings to fifth, one spot behind the Kings.

- Kenneth Laws, The Hockey Writers




Topics: Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks

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