SCOTT KAZMIR NEWS

A's send Clippard to Mets for Single-A pitcher Meisner

The Oakland Athletics sell-off continued on Monday, as the club traded reliever tyler Clippard to the New York Mets in exchange for minor-league pitcher Casey Meisner:  Many expected Oakland to trade Clippard, considering their place in the AL West (last) and after having traded pitcher Scott Kazmir last week.  In Meisner, the A's receive a 6'7" 20-year-old who was selected by...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Swift’s October Houston Concert Rescheduled With Astros In Playoff Hunt

Wanna know how serious the Houston Astros’ playoff push is getting? It’s getting Taylor Swift serious. The Astros signaled they’re in it to win it Friday when they traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir. However, the real indicator that the Astros have their sights set on October has to do with a little bit of schedule tinkering at Minute Maid Park. The Astros announced...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Parity, extra wild card gives many teams hope in AL

The Oakland Athletics have lost four in a row and already traded one of their top pitchers when they sent Scott Kazmir to Houston. They are nobody's idea of a contender. Yet Oakland - with the worst record in the American League - is only nine games behind the second wild card. It's been over a half-century since an entire league was within nine games of a postseason spot at this...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Frustrated A's fans call out co-owners Wolff, Fisher with online petition

Over the weekend, the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants battled at AT&T Park - but the Giants wound up sweeping the A's, who enter play Monday 44-56 and with a comfortable hold on last place in the AL West.  Maybe it's due in part to these circumstances, as well as the Giants' three World Series titles in the past five years coupled with the A's lack of October success...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals, Mets, Yankees interested in Athletics’ Tyler Clippard

The Oakland Athletics, fresh off of trading Scott Kazmir, have plenty of intriguing players left on their roster that will intrigue teams, including Tyler Clippard. In fact, there are “indications” that Clippard will be the next Athletics player traded, with the Washington Nationals, New York Mets and New York Yankees interested in acquiring him, according to Susan Slusser of...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Ranking: trade deadline

With the trade deadline this week teams need to make their moves. Who will make the move that pushes them up the rankings? The Astros and Royals already have. 1. St Louis Cardinals (63-34) (Last Week record 5-1, stayed the same) This team is crazy good. They refuse to play bad baseball. They have minimal needs heading to the trade deadline and should be set for the next two or...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir makes himself comfortable in new uniform

Being a native son, perhaps Scott Kazmir found himself whistling Dean Martin’s “Houston” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rt1VicF5-0) 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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros’ streaky season still in full flow

The Houston Astros limped into the all-star break on a six-game losing skid, having lost eight of their last nine overall.  They had fallen behind the surging Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the American League West.  Some were wondering if their season could be in jeopardy. But the team has come out of the break on a high, going 6-1 after Friday’s 4-0 win on the road against...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Weighing Options at Trade Deadline

KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 22: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Kauffman Stadium on July 22, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) With the All-Star festivities in the rear-view mirror of the MLB season, postseason races will heat up, and the contenders will begin to separate from the...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The MLB trading deadline needs to be moved to later in the season

I think it’s high time, given the advent of two wildcard teams in each league, to move the end of July trading deadline back by at least two weeks. The truth is that there are still too many teams in the hunt for the postseason.  Looking at the wildcard standings ahead of Friday’s games, there are only four American League teams that are more than 5.5 games out of a playoff...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Next up in the Jeff Samardzija bidding: The Toronto Blue Jays?

With the Houston Astros bypassing Jeff Samardzija and plugging their starter hole with the acquisition of the Oakland Athletics’ Scott Kazmir, it’s evidently time for another starter-starved team to knock on the door of Chicago White Sox‘ GM Rick Hahn. The Toronto Blue Jays are a team that has power to burn. They’re in second place in the AL East, tops in the majors in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scioscia unfazed, remains focused on Angels after Astros deal for Kazmir

On Thursday, the Houston Astros beefed up their starting staff by acquiring Scott Kazmir in a trade with the Oakland Athletics - but Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia isn't too bothered with it.  His Halos enter Friday clinging to a slight division lead over the Astros in the West, but Scioscia told Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register that he isn't concerned with the goings...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Beane on Kazmir deal, A's future trade plans: 'We have to be realistic'

After waffling for a while about whether to 'buy' or 'sell', the Oakland Athletics traded one of their valuable assets on Thursday, sending Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for a pair of prospects.As the day went on, general manager Billy Beane spoke with the media regarding the decision to deal Kazmir and focus on the future. As Beane told Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area, he considered...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals would be more than happy to ruin Kazmir's debut with Astros

Three years ago Scott Kazmir wondered if he'd ever return to the majors. Now, he has a chance to help his hometown team return to the postseason for the first time in a decade. The Houston native makes his debut for the visiting Astros on Friday night when they look for a fifth straight victory and continued success over the AL-leading Kansas City Royals. After spending the 2012...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Royals Preview

Three years ago Scott Kazmir wondered if he'd ever return to the majors. Now, he has a chance to help his hometown team return to the postseason for the first time in a decade. The Houston native makes his debut for the visiting Astros on Friday night when they look for a fifth straight victory and continued success over the AL-leading Kansas City Royals. After spending the 2012...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals would be more than happy to ruin Kazmir's debut with Astros

Three years ago Scott Kazmir wondered if he'd ever return to the majors. Now, he has a chance to help his hometown team return to the postseason for the first time in a decade. The Houston native makes his debut for the visiting Astros on Friday night when they look for a fifth straight victory and continued success over the AL-leading Kansas City Royals. After spending the 2012...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Bolster Rotation with Addition of Scott Kazmir

OAKLAND, CA – JULY 18: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at O.co Coliseum on July 18, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) The first big trade of the 2015 MLB season went down Thursday, as the Houston Astros acquired left-handed starting pitcher Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade reaction: Astros thrilled to have Kazmir on board, in rotation

The Houston Astros pulled the trigger on a big deal Thursday, acquiring lefty Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor-leaguers Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham in a deal that officially started 'Hot Stove' season for MLB.In Kazmir, the Astros obtained a reliable, veteran presence and at-times dominant arm to complement ace Dallas Keuchel and right-handers...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros acquire hometown Kazmir from A's

Scott Kazmir is heading to his hometown Houston Astros and into the thick of a pennant race, and the Oakland Athletics are starting their summer sell-off. The A's began their expected changes leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, sending the left-hander to the Astros for a pair of minor leaguers Thursday in what could be the first of many significant deals across the majors in...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros acquire hometown Kazmir from A's

Scott Kazmir is heading to his hometown Houston Astros and into the thick of a pennant race, and the Oakland Athletics are starting their summer sell-off. The A's began their expected changes leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, sending the left-hander to the Astros for a pair of minor leaguers Thursday in what could be the first of many significant deals across the majors in...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas City Royals are not interested in Cole Hamels

With the MLB Trade Deadline eight days away, the market for starting pitchers will start to heat up. Today, the Houston Astros struck first as they traded for Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir. Now with Kazmir off the market, certain teams such as the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals are looking for a top flight starting pitcher. While the Blue Jays were interested...
Via Total Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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 O.co 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...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Trade Kazmir to Astros, Lose Rubber Match to Blue Jays

The A’s lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Thursday afternoon in a game Scott Kazmir was originally scheduled to start. The bigger news of the day of course was that Oakland made the first major move of the trade season, dealing Kazmir to the Houston Astros in exchange for two prospects: right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham. Slotted into the lineup...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir traded to Houston Astros

Early Thursday afternoon the Houston Astros acquired left-handed starter Scott Kazmir for two High-A prospects, Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham respectively. The Astros had been linked to multiple front of the rotation starters since the All-Star break, and it seems they finally landed a solid number two starter in Kazmir. The Astros have been great coming out of the break going...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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