Showing posts with label Scott Kazmir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Kazmir. Show all posts

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Carter, Tejada, Kazmir, Santana


Here are some News and Notes from numerous sources:

  • The Mets will wear a patch this season honoring Gary Carter. Principal owner Fred Wilpon presented the patch — which features the catcher’s No. 8 and home plate — to Carter’s widow, Sandy, during a memorial service Friday for the Hall of Famer. Carter, who died 10 days ago, played for the Mets from 1985-89.
  • Ruben Tejada was scheduled to land in Miami at 3 p.m. yesterday and arrive in town later in the afternoon, meeting the deadline for position players to report to spring training. Collins, who is unhappy Tejada did not report early, said he plans to meet with his shortstop today and clear the air. “I’m not going to yell and scream at Ruben Tejada,” Collins said. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mets to watch Scott Kazmir Friday


Sandy Alderson said via Twitter that the Mets will watch free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir throw on Friday.

"We have an open mind but a spot on the major league staff right away is not realistic," Alderson said.

Buster Olney reports the Mets are one of six finalists for Kazmir's services.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mets have "no interest" in pitcher Scott Kazmir at this time


David Lennon of New York Newsday reports that the Mets have no interest in Scott Kazmir "at this time."

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Kazmir averaged 86-89 mph and topped out at 91 mph while throwing for approximately 10 teams Friday in Houston. The Mets were mentioned as a possible suitor earlier this week, but Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog.com was told that they were not in attendance.

Still, it wouldn't be surprising if the 28-year-old southpaw landed a minor league pact from someone.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mets sending scout to see former prospect Scott Kazmir


Scott Kazmir has not been getting a lot of attention from teams as he attempts to make a comeback, and understandably so.

He hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 3 of last season, when he lasted just 1 2/3 innings and gave up five runs for the Angels.

Before that, he had fallen off badly after the Tampa Bay Rays traded him to Los Angeles in 2009.  He’s getting a little bit of attention now, however, from his original team the New York Mets, reports the New York Daily News.

The Mets planned to send a scout to a scheduled showcase in Houston for the team’s former top draft pick, Scott Kazmir, a club insider said Wednesday.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Should the Mets Reacquire Scott Kazmir?


The New York Mets upset a lot of fans when they traded left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir to Tampa Bay for Victor Zambrano back in 2004 as they figured he’d be the next big thing in the Major Leagues. They were right, up to a certain point, after Kazmir had several good seasons down in Florida. He made 34 starts for the club in 2007 and his 239 strikeouts were tops in the American League.

His first season in Tampa saw him start seven games, followed up by seasons with 32, 24, 34, 27, and 20.

His ERA in those seasons was 5.67, 3.77, 3.24, 3.48, 3.49, and 5.92 and his win totals were 2, 10, 10, 13, 12, and 6. He only went below the .500 mark in the win column his first season there when he went 2-3. He was shipped to the Los Angeles Angels and made six starts going 2-2 with an ERA of 1.73

But the wheels have fallen off Kazmir and his bandwagon recently after suffering elbow injuries and losing command of his pitches. He started 28 games for the Angels last year, going 9-15 with an ERA of 5.94. This year has been a nightmare for him with an ERA of 27.00 in just one start and the Angels released him on June 16 eating his $14.5 million salary along the way. Kazmir had been pitching for the Angels’ salt Lake team in Triple A and was 0-5, allowing 30 runs in 15 1/3 innings for a 17.02 ERA.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Five Teams have interest in Scott Kazmir


According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:

Scott Kazmir, LHP, free agent —

He was released by the Angels, who ate $14 million. While Kazmir was on his rehab assignment, it became evident to the Angels that he was not going to make it back, pushing their frustration meter to new heights. It goes to show the Rays know when to get rid of guys. As poorly as Kazmir has pitched the last two seasons, there are at least five teams looking at him — Colorado, Florida, San Diego, Texas, and Arizona. And nobody would be surprised if the Yankees are another, considering the breakdown in their pitching.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Angels Release Former Mets Pitching Prospect Scott Kazmir


The Angels gave up on former Rays ace Scott Kazmir, releasing the once- promising starter.

Kazmir, 27, was given his release Wednesday as the Angels closed out a three-game series in Seattle. Once among baseball's most exciting young pitchers, and a two-time All-Star with Tampa Bay, Kazmir has declined rapidly since being acquired by the Angels in August 2009.

"Right now it's the best thing for (Kazmir)," manager Mike Scioscia said. "Hopefully he can get off that treadmill and restore his career, because he was really struggling trying to get the ability to compete again, and I mean get his tools where can compete again up here. He wasn't going in the right direction."

The breaking point for the Angels came Tuesday night when Kazmir made his fifth rehabilitation start with Triple-A Salt Lake and gave up six earned run and five hits in 12/3 innings. In his five starts with Salt Lake, Kazmir had a 17.02 ERA in 151/3 innings.

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