52-37, 1st place, 6.5 games up.
Jayson Stark posted his first half award winners today over on ESPN (you need Insider) and I thought there were several interesting items from a Tigers perspective.
1) VMart and Ian Kinsler were both mentioned in the AL MVP after-Trout-thoughts. Kinsler having a good year, but the more I thought about it, he’s having a great year. He’s projecting...
Josh Donaldson – Photo Credit – Duluoz Cats
One last series before the All-Star break. Every team has one final series before getting a couple of days off to relax and recharge.
Well, unless you’re the Oakland Athletics and you are sending 7 players to the All-Star game.
The A’s showed why they are the best team in the league, as they will be sending Josh Donaldson...
From the distinction of having six All Stars named to the American League team — and technically even one All Star on the National League team — to the announcement that Josh Donaldson would be joining teammate and reigning Home Run Derby champion Yoenis Cespedes in the Gillette Home Run Derby on Monday, the 2014 MLB All Star festivities will be an Oakland A’s showcase.
If the last four days were any indication, a rematch of the 1989 World Series would be as big a wipeout as the original.
Of course, the A's of 25 years ago swept the Giants in four fairly lopsided games. This year's model managed to take only three of four in the annual home-and-home, but the lasting imprint was that of Oakland domination after a 6-1 victory behind Scott...
Another day back in Maine, another day in the red for the picks. What is the deal here? July was going swimmingly. Then I came home. Am I only smart away from home? Did the Yankee bullpen just cough up nine runs in three frames? Did the Phillies really sweep the Brewers with ease? Did I really think Tim Hudson could derail Scott Kazmir? Did the White Sox really cause Koji Uehara...
Scott Kazmir dominated a weak Giants offense as the A’s beat San Francisco 6-1 to take the season series 3-1 and keep the best record in the Majors (58-34).
The Oakland offense continued to plague Giants starting pitching. Brandon Moss led off the top of the second with a single, and Josh Donaldson followed it up with a walk. Jed Lowrie’s groundout moved Moss to third, and he...
Already armed with one of the American League’s best starting rotations, the Oakland Athletics dramatically improved their chances for a deep run in the playoffs on Saturday when they shipped a trio of promising young prospects to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. In a single transaction, Oakland took arguably the top two starting...
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...
Scott Kazmir was once again brilliant Saturday night, recovering from a rocky first inning to mow down Toronto hitters en route to his fifth consecutive victory at O.co Coliseum.
The southpaw tossed seven innings of one-run ball to earn his tenth win of the season as the A’s topped the Blue Jays for the third consecutive day with a 5-1 victory.
“If you can get to him early,...
At some point, every player’s career comes to an end. Regardless of age or how good you may think you are, the powers that be can make it all go away.
A few short years ago, Scott Kazmir was at a crossroads in his career. Injuries, control problems, and a lack of confidence haunted him. Whatever the cause, his career was all but over.
Until 2013, Kazmir’s last appearance...
Throughout the first-half of the season, the Oakland Athletics have been one of the most consistently dominant teams in baseball on their way to a 51-31 record and five game lead over the Los Angeles Angels for first in the AL West. But the All-Star break isn’t here just yet, and if Oakland plans on finishing the first-half of the current campaign with a firm grip on the AL West...
The Oakland Athletics suffered a stunning defeat last night as the Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis blasted a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning against closer Sean Doolittle, who has now blown two consecutive saves after going 24 appearances without giving up an earned run. The night had already been a complicated one for the A's, who saw both Scott Kazmir and Yoenis...
The Detroit Tigers own the second-best record in the AL against left-handed starters even though Scott Kazmir cruised past them about a month ago.
That victory started a major roll for Kazmir that ended with a thud in his latest outing, and he'll look to regroup Monday night in the opener of the Oakland Athletics' three-game road series against the Tigers.
The Tigers are...
Tonight, the New York Mets and the Oakland Athletics play game two of a two game series at Citi Field. Last night when former Athletic Bartolo Colon pitched against former Met Scott Kazmir, the Mets beat the A’s 10-1. Tonight, the Mets will look too sweep the series against the A’s, and will send Zack Wheeler out to the mound to face Brad Mills. Despite what it may look...
Travis d’Arnaud returned to the Mets lineup after tearing it up in Vegas, when in 15 minor league games, he had nine multi-hit games and hit .436 with 12 runs, eight doubles, six home runs and 16 RBIs.
Tuesday’s game didn’t start out the way he may have planned, or even envisioned after tearing through the Triple-A pitchers, as he struck out in his first at bat against...
For one night, the Scott Kazmir trade didn’t look so bad.
Just short of a decade since the disastrous deal that sent the Mets’ former top prospect to Tampa Bay, Kazmir came to Citi Field on Tuesday for his first-ever appearance in Queens, sporting the American League’s best ERA (2.08).
The A’s ace and two-time All-Star left looking about as overpowering as Victor Zambrano...
The Mets, winners of six of their last ten games, opened a two game series at Citi Field against the first place Oakland A’s (47-29), who have also won seven of their last ten games and owned the best record in baseball coming into Thursday’s game.
Bartolo Colon went up against his old teammates and Scott Kazmir returned to face the Mets for the first time since being traded...
One postseason award this year is already and done and over. You might as well engrave the trophy and mail it to the guy today, June 24, a good three months before the season is over. Scott Kazmir is the American League Comeback Player of the Year (henceforth, “CBPY”).
Yes, one can make an argument for Cy Young, and while it’s entirely possible let’s not get too ahead of...
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Former GM of the New York Mets Jim Duquette talked about his trade of Scott Kazmir, who is pitching tonight against the Mets, with Joe and Evan today. Kidding around that he had 'not heard' that Kazmir was pitching in town, Benigno made sure to set him straight.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Scott Kazmir probably shouldn’t make any vacation plans for the All-Star Break.
The left-hander has the lowest ERA in the American League and is a leading contender to land an All-Star spot.
“It would mean a lot, it would,” said Kazmir of earning a trip to Target Field for the game on July 15.
However, he added: “But at the same time, there’s only really one thing on my...
Scott Kazmir has never pitched a major league game for the New York Mets. We’ve had our chances though. Where Kazmir is concerned, we’ve had more chances than most. Where would the team be if during this off-season, we had devoted our earliest FA money to signing Kazmir?
All Met fans know the sordid story of how we parted ways with Kazmir (our first round pick “15th overall”...
Last season Scott Kazmir surprised many in the baseball community; by putting together an impressive season with the Cleveland Indians. The reason for the surprise was that he was out of the game and considered a lost cause since 2011. Coming out of high school, he was a can’t miss rocket launcher destined to be a strike out machine in the big leagues. For the first few years in...
(Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)Scott Kazmir? Isn't this the same guy who's been washed up more times than Harold Stassen (Editor's Note: readers under 40, please type "Stassen" into GOOGLE)? The zombie-like Kazmir has resurrected his career in Oakland this year, and demonstrated why last night against Boston. Except for a two-run HR by The Muddy Chicken...