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Kazmir looking forward to first home start with Astros

Scott Kazmir, obtained by the Houston Astros on July 23 from the Oakland Athletics for a pair of minor-leaguers, had his Astros debut on July 24 in Kansas City. He pitched very well, helping Houston beat the Royals, leading up to his scheduled home debut at Minute Maid Park Thursday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Kazmir, a Houston-area native, is pumped up about taking the...
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Scott Kazmir makes himself comfortable in new uniform

Being a native son, perhaps Scott Kazmir found himself whistling Dean Martin’s “Houston” ( as he trundled with his backpack and suitcases out of the concrete amphitheatre that is o.Co coliseum on Thursday. The 31-year-old lefty was traded on his starting day to the Houston Astros for two prospects in typical Oakland Athletics fashion...
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Scott Kazmir Pitches Well in Debut With Houston Astros

When it comes to the Houston Astros most would say that for the team to be truly competitive down the stretch they needed to improve their starting pitching rotation. The team must have thought so as well so it acquired Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects, catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden. So--was it worth it?That question...
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Scott Kazmir Returns Home in Trade Between Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros

OAKLAND, CA – JULY 18: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Coliseum on July 18, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Thursday afternoon, the Houston Astros announced that they had agreed with the Oakland Athletics on a trade headlined by pitcher Scott Kazmir. As a Houston native...
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Houston Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir in First Major Trade Before Deadline

With the trade deadline approaching, the Houston Astros have made the first major move, acquiring Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics. There had...
Via Athlon Sports
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Astros get Scott Kazmir from Athletics, beginning MLB trade deadline season

The seal has been broken on the 2015 MLB trade deadline. One team had to be the first to make a key addition before July 31, and a starting pitcher figured to be the piece that moved. First up is the Houston Astros, who acquired Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. The left-hander is having an excellent season for the A’s, compiling a 2.38 ERA in 18 starts with...
Via The Outside Corner
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Athletics trade Scott Kazmir to Astros

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane isn’t afraid to make some bold moves. In some cases, these moves have included sending a star player to a division rival. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday. Seemingly out of contention in the American League West, the A’s have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for two minor league prospects. ...
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A buyer's guide to the MLB trade deadline

As we approach the Trade Deadline on July 31st, there haven't been many headlining transactions made thus far. Regardless, speculation has been prevalent that there is a big market for sellers and that bodes well for teams looking to rebuild. As I detailed in my Seller's Guide to the Trade Deadline, a few of those teams stand to benefit from the current sellers market and have made...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A's looking for Triple-A talent in potential Kazmir deal

With just ten shopping days remaining before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline, the whispers are starting to circulate at a quicker rate of speed. Oakland Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir is one of the most attractive big-ticket pitching options presumably on the trade market, and a dazzling eight shutout innings over the weekend in front of scouts for at least four clubs...
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Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Scott Kazmir edition

The Toronto Blue Jays were one of many teams to send scouts to Scott Kazmir’s start on Saturday night in Oakland. As the Athletics sit in last place of the American League West division with only the slightest chance of making the playoffs this year, they have made it known that they are willing to engage in trade talks with other teams over their ace. Saturday night’s start...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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