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SCOTT KAZMIR RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Athletics, The Phillies, And Short Pitchers

If you watch the Athletics, you may have noticed something about their pitching staffs over the last few years. They’re… shorter than average. Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, and Jarrod Parker are all six foot one or shorter, and none of the A’s pitchers are taller than six foot six. Look across the country at the […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito, Scott Kazmir, and Magical Velocity Gains

Navigate to Ron Wolforth’s website and you’ll immediately see this. Normally I’m hesitant to engage with places that approach me like I’m watching the pitching equivalent of QVC at 4 a.m., but Ron Wolforth has the track record to make bold statements: he’s worked with Trevor Bauer since the first round pick was 14 years […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is attempting a comeback with the Athletics

On Monday afternoon, long-time Oakland Athletics first baseman Jason Giambi retired. On Monday night, long-time Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Barry Zito rejoined the club on a minor league deal. Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 17, 2015   The...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Comeback Kid: How Scott Kazmir Resurrected His MLB Career

Some players fear that independent baseball leagues are where big league dreams go to die. But a stint with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League helped Scott Kazmir resurrect
Via Stack
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

After Samardzija's impressive debut, A's hot rotation ready for the Bay Bridge Series (Week 15 preview: Athletics/Giants)

Week 15 Preview: San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics The battle of the Bay area resumes with San Francisco crossing the Bay Bridge and taking the quick trip to Oakland to take on the Athletics in the first two games with Oakland returning the favor on Wednesday in a unique scheduling twist that has become the norm in this series. The Athletics come in fresh off a four game...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir ejected in second inning after arguing with umpire

CLEVELAND -- Scott Kazmir's return to Cleveland was a short one as he was ejected during the second inning of Saturday's game. The Oakland left-hander was tossed after issuing a walk to Jesus Aguilar with one out in the second. Before getting ejected, Kazmir appeared to say to home-plate umpire Jerry Layne "why are you messing with me?" At that point, Layne tossed him. Kazmir had...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir's near flawless A's debut reminds Indians what they're missing

OAKLAND -- Scott Kazmir still has plenty of friends in the Indians' clubhouse. They just wish Kazmir didn't have success against him. After going six-plus innings in only six of his 29 starts with the Tribe last year, Kazmir pitched 7 1/3 inning of scoreless ball in his Oakland debut as the Athletics defeated the Indians 6-1 in the afternoon portion of Wednesday's day/night doubleheader...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Day-night doubleheader on deck in Oakland

Game times: 3:30 p.m., 9 p.m. on SportsTime Ohio Scott Kazmir must wait an extra day to make his Oakland Athletics' debut against a Cleveland Indians team that gave him the chance to revive his career last season. After rain postponed Tuesday's contest, Kazmir takes the mound in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday in Oakland. "I was ready to pitch (Tuesday)," Kazmir...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians face old friend Scott Kazmir in Oakland

The Cleveland Indians took part in a bit of history and helped the Oakland Athletics create some of their own in the season opener. The Indians will now try to beat an old friend Tuesday night, while the A's attempt to avoid another 0-2 start when they send Scott Kazmir to the mound. Cleveland handed Oakland a major league-record 10th straight opening-day loss Monday, scoring twice...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcomer Kazmir a veteran presence on Athletics

Scott Kazmir is walking into a different situation with the Oakland Athletics and a most different role. At 30, he finds himself as a veteran presence on a team full of young talent. Kazmir signed a two-year, $22 million contract with the A's as a free agent. ''It's the first time that I've ever been probably four or five years older than everyone on the starting staff,'' he said...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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