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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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are The Mets A Win-Now Team That Should Go All-In?

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation took an interesting approach in assessing which teams are in Win Now or Win Later mode. He developed a matrix with four quadrants that plots a team’s nearness to contention or otherwise by considering X and Y factors based on organizational rankings, average age of roster, and number of promising prospects. Brisbee says the Mets are among the few teams...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Moves the Oakland A’s should make in 2015

The New Year is just around the corner and the Oakland A’s still have a lot to due in 2015. Even though they have made some big moves during the first half of the offseason, there are still some areas that need improvement. Here is the Oakland A’s to-do list for 2015: 1. Add a veteran starting pitcher to the rotation Scott Kazmir – 2013 The Oakland A’s bullpen is very...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Gavin Floyd be the 2015 Scott Kazmir?

When Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti and his team set off for San Diego and the Winter Meetings last week, there were two things at the top of their wish list: Adding a middle-of-the-order bat and improving the pitching staff. Earlier this month, they were able to cross the first item off with the acquisition of Brandon Moss. Almost out of nowhere on Tuesday...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 28, 2013

Backed by a strong six innings from Scott Kazmir, Cleveland’s 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins guarantees the Indians of at least a tie for one of the American League Wild Card spots. It is the Indians’ ninth straight win and 14th win in their last 16 games. It gives them a one-game lead over the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. The Indians will win their game on Sunday...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin on Kazmir’s Rant: ‘He’s Speaking From The Heart’

A day after Scott Kazmir sounded off on his Oakland Athletics teammates, manager Bob Melvin weighed in with his take on the left-hander’s comments. “Well, look, Kaz is an emotional guy. After games a lot of times emotions run high. Sometimes you say some things whether or not you regret them later or not, but he’s speaking from the heart. Following the club’s 6-3 loss on...
Via BaySportsNet
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Sep 17

Yesterday my Official Lineup came out blazing as Corey Kluber was dominant against the Astros and Wilmer Flores kept crushing with a two-homer, 43-point effort. Then Scott Kazmir, who was shaky but successful for his first couple innings, completely lost it and ended up posting a 1.75-point day. All-in-all, though, the Official Lineup scored 127.10 points and finished 1,358th-of...
Via Baseball Professor
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener of...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #136: OakLOLand – Angels 8, Athletics 1

Well, that couldn’t have gone better. Not only did the Angels beat the pants off the A’s in the finale, but they sent them into full-on self-destruct mode afterwards. After losing all four games and scoring a combined three runs in the series, Oakland is in utter disarray. Their hitters were awful in the series. They made several fielding blunders. Scott Kazmir continues to implode...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Monday: August 25, 2014

Sunday ended up a game below .500 with the game picks. Some picks were really good like the Cubs finishing off the Orioles to sweep the series and the Mets beating the Dodgers. But others such as the Angels pouncing on Scott Kazmir and the Rays squeezing out a game against the Blue Jays threw me. I never expected the White Sox to lose with Chris Sale on the mound. And I was wrong...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir KO’d Early, A’s Fall to Angels

After two nail-biting games played in a playoff-like atmosphere went in the A’s favor to start the AL-west lead-deciding series, the Angels came back with a vengeance Sunday evening in front of a nationally televised audience. The highly-paid and highly-talented Los Angeles offense made short work of Scott Kazmir, knocking around the lefty for seven runs in just three-plus innings...
Via BaySportsNet
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels pound on Oakland; take back the West

After losing the first two games of the series, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out looking to avoid the sweep against the Oakland A’s, and regain first place.Jered Weaver and Scott Kazmir were the starters.Contrary to the previous two games, the Angels took an early lead. In the top of the second, Erick Aybar crushed a first-pitch slider, that bounced off the top of...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Athletics 6, Mets 2

The New York Mets (59-68) took on the Oakland Athletics (74-51) tonight at O.co Coliseum for the first game of a short two game series, with Dillon Gee taking on Scott Kazmir. What you should know: The Mets got on the scoreboard first this evening, as Travis d’Arnaud launched his eleventh home run of the season, making it 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning. Oakland answered back...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Aug 19

After a very limited Monday, there are plenty of opportunities to spot start on Tuesday. Let’s look at the rankings: Scott Kazmir takes the top spot for two reasons: He’ll face the Mets, who are 29th in wOBA over the last two weeks (.268) and he’ll face Dillon Gee, who Steamer doesn’t like. That 50/20 W%/L% split seems a bit drastic to me, but I think Kazmir probably has...
Via Baseball Professor
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vargas still trying to find edge after surgery

Having cooled off the Kansas City Royals for the moment, the Oakland Athletics now hope Scott Kazmir can get back on track. Plagued by one poor inning in each of his last two outings, the All-Star left-hander tries to avoid losing a fourth straight start to the Royals on Wednesday night. Josh Donaldson homered twice and had four RBIs and Brandon Moss added four hits as Oakland (73...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir Improves to 13-4, A’s Hold Off Twins 6-5

What looked like a sure win through six innings, got a bit dicey by the end, but when all was said and done the A’s had held off a Minnesota Twins’ comeback, holding onto a 6-5 win to take the first two games of the weekend series. Scott Kazmir set down the first 12 batters he faced before losing his bid for a perfect game, but maintained his shutout through six innings with...
Via BaySportsNet
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, A's fend off Twins, 6-5

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir faced the minimum through six innings before running into trouble, Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night for their 11th straight win in the series. Oakland owns its longest unbeaten run against the Twins, whose last victory came at Target Field on Sept. 10, 2013. The A's are 5-0...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, A's fend off Twins, 6-5

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir faced the minimum through six innings before running into trouble, Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night for their 11th straight win in the series. Oakland owns its longest unbeaten run against the Twins, whose last victory came at Target Field on Sept. 10, 2013. The A's are 5-0...
Via Fox Sports North
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir follows fellow lefty Lester with a win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir faced the minimum through six innings before running into trouble, Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night for their 11th straight win in the series. Oakland owns its longest unbeaten run against the Twins, whose last victory came at Target Field on Sept. 10, 2013. The A's are...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Monday: October 4, 2014

Mediocrity continues with another 8-7 day. The Astros surprised me all weekend. Scott Kazmir lost. The most laughable incorrect pick was the White Sox. What the heck was that!? They did not have a relief pitcher that could get anyone out no matter who they put out there. After Jose Quintana threw too many pitches through five, but had a 3-1 lead when he left, the White Sox bullpen...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hudson Struggles Against Former Team, A’s Take Season Series 3-1

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...
Via BaySportsNet
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics fueled by baseball’s best starting rotation

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...
Via Sports-Glory
July 07, 2014  |  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
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