Originally posted on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 2/23/12

Scott Kazmir will always be the one who got away for a lot of Mets fans.  Cast off as trade bait, he was traded for Victor Zambrano going on a decade ago. As we all know,  Zambrano was a bust in New York and fans have always wondered what could of been.

Fast forward to today and we find Kazmir looking to resurrect his own career, which has been derailed by injury.  On Friday, the Mets will watch him pitch much like that watched Jason Isringhausen audition last spring.

Whether the Mets are legitimately considering Scott tomorrow is anyone's guess, however it would make sense that he will be legitimately considering the Mets.

Mets GM, Sandy Alderson, confirmed that a spot in the rotation would be a real long shot for Kazmir out of spring training. Later on in the year may be another story though.

As documented countless times already, the Mets have minimal depth in the starting pitching department. From Kazmir's standpoint, taking a minor league deal with an organization like the Mets will accomplish two things.  First of, it will give him more time get reinvent himself following spring training while at the same time leaving himself fewer hurdles to clear if and when he does.

There is no telling if Scott Kazmir will ever pitch at the Major League level again, but there is very minimal risk on giving him the opportunity to try.  He could provide the Mets with some depth as the season drags on, and as a result, the Mets may provide him the most realistic.opportunity to realize his comeback.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Indians reveal Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field

Report: Jerry West considered rejoining the Lakers before they hired Magic Johnson

The NHL is thinking about hosting an outdoor game in Nashville

Michael Vick in talks to retire with Falcons

Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning passes away at 85

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Roger Goodell to speak at Rams event, tickets start at $550

Ohio State hails itself as the ‘fastest team in college football’

Get a look at Shia LeBeouf as John McEnroe in Borg/McEnroe movie trailer

Draymond Green is the most efficient defender in the NBA

It’s not even June, but the San Francisco Giants are probably screwed

Odell Beckham Jr. appears to take shot at Ben McAdoo

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

The 'Let's go to the videotape!' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

The 'Let's go to the videotape!' quiz

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker