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Angels release Kazmir

Posted on: June 15, 2011 7:08 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2011 7:16 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Scott KazmirAs expected, the Angels have released left-hander Scott Kazmir and will eat the rest of his $14.5 million contract for 2011, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times tweets.

The 27-year old made five rehab starts at Triple-A Salt Lake and went 0-5 with a 17.02 ERA and walked 20 batters in 15 1/3 innings. Tuesday night he lasted just 1 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on five hits and walking three. He made just one big-league start this season, giving up five runs and five hits in 1 /23 innings before going on the DL with back soreness.

Kazmir debuted at 20 for the Rays, but really made his mark the next few years for Tampa. From  2005-08, he went 45-34 with a 3.51 ERA, leading the league in strikeouts in 2007. He was traded to the Angels in 2009 for Sean Rodriguez, Alex Torres and Matt Sweeney.

With the Angels, Kazmir made 35 starts and went 11-17 with a 5.31 ERA. He was 9-15 with a 5.94 ERA last season.

At his age and with his talent, he'll certainly have several offers to sign minor-league deals around baseball, but he'll be a project -- even if the upside is enough to make it worthwhile for nearly any team.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:52 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:36 pm

Angels release Kazmir

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:45 pm

Angels release Kazmir

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Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: June 30, 2011 9:54 am

Angels release Kazmir

Thanks!  Mets should have held onto him and helped him developed.  They ruined him by letting him go.  Could have been a great Met.  I guess that wasn't clear in my post.

Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 10:28 pm

Angels release Kazmir

, I was giving him two years of re-development in the theory.  He ain't returnin' to the pro level next season period, now the next season if he is still motivated..............

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 10:15 am

Angels release Kazmir

YouKnowMyName just won the award for the dumbest post in the history of CBSSports, and you have had some serious competition.  The Mets ruined Kazmir?

The Mets traded Kazmir seven years ago, for essentially nothing, and have been slammed ever since for making such a terrible trade.  This makes the Mets look slightly less dumb, but it was the Mets who refused to bring him to the majors because they thought he was not mentally or PHYSICALLY capable of handling the majors.  The Rays brought him to the majors the very next year and then seriously overworked him for a pitcher who was 21 years old.  The only roll the Mets played in Kazmir's injury was trading him to a team that then abused him.  

Your probably just some bitter Yankee fan whose upset with the Mets because your GM was the only one in baseball who did not know that you do not give a two year $8 million contract to a reliever who has led the league multiple times in appearances in the last couple of years.  Everyone else in baseball knew Pedro's arm was a big concern - just not the blind Yankees.  

Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:38 am

Angels release Kazmir

Ruined by the Mets and never the same. Hope he gets straightened out for his sake because his ability is awesome.

Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:44 am

Angels release Kazmir

It really sucks what happen to Kazmir's pitching career.  I was so happy to see the Angels trade for him and thought he could for sure turn his career around with them, but I guess it was just wishful thinking.  Then again the Angels are having to give this guy 15 million just to let him go and that is just bs.  It amazes me everytime a player gets cut loose for not doing what they signed him for and still gets paid millions.   Can you imagine if you got fired for messing up a work and your boss kept paying you for the next 10 years?  Not only that, but he will probably sign with another team that will pay him at least another mil on top of that.  I'm sure Kazmir is upset at his performance the last few years, but how can you be that upset when you get 15 million when they cut you? 

15 mllion to no longer throw meatballs for the Los Angeles Angels, "unfuckingbelievable"  

Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:27 pm

Angels release Kazmir

Who traded for Scott Kazmir ? Oh, that's right, Tony Reagans. Reagans also signed Vernon Wells, Hisanori Takahashi, Brian Fuentes, and Fernando Rodney.

Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:19 pm

Angels release Kazmir

After they release Vernon Wells, hopefully they will release general manager Tony Reagans.

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