"Zito's deal ties for the sixth largest overall, matching the $126 million, seven-year extension agreed to this month by Toronto and center fielder Vernon Wells. Previously, the largest contract for a pitcher was Mike Hampton's $121 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado Rockies before the 2001 season."
A's fans saw it coming. But there was no way we thought it was gonna be with our cross-bay rivals. I thought the Yanks/Sox or some other high power team would snag him.