Fri, 22 May 2015 06:11:19 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir possibly being traded wasn't discussed in detail by Athletics general manager Billy Beane Thursday, May 21, although Beane noted no team has called about acquiring Kazmir.
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) appears to be staying in Oakland for the time being, which at least add a layer of comfort for fantasy owners. He is sporting a 3.08 ERA with a 2-2 record through eight starts in 2015. He is slated to pitch Friday, May 22, at the Tampa Bay Rays (Chris Archer) and has encountered a bit of a rough patch, relatively speaking, in his last few outings. Consider him a low-upside play Friday.
Wed, 06 May 2015 14:58:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir has a 1.62 ERA in his first five starts this season, and he enters the game against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, May 6, with a five-game winning streak against Minnesota dating back to May of 2013. Kazmir has a 2.68 ERA against the Twins in that span.
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) is facing a team that ranks fourth in the American League in strikeouts (212), and their lineup has been weakened recently with Oswaldo Arcia going on the DL. This veteran lefty should be a solid FantasyScore play tonight.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:59:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (calf) said Monday, April 13, that he had some mild calf cramping in the fourth inning of his start against the Houston Astros but he was able to get through it.
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir allowed just one run with three hits, three walks and eight strikeouts over six innings in the 91-pitch quality start, more than earning his $5,000 (or 10.0% of cap) price tag.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:11:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (back) said he feels fine after some back stiffness during his outing Wednesday, April 8, against the Texas Rangers. Kazmir said it is no big deal.
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) picked up the win in a stellar outing against the Rangers Wednesday night, throwing seven shutout innings and striking out 10 hitters. It'll probably be tough for Kazmir to replicate his surprising 2014 season, but he will still be valuable in the right matchups, especially at pitcher-friendly O.Co Coliseum.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:30:46 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir will start the second game of the regular season.
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir posted a career-high 15 wins last season but did see his ERA go from 2.38 before the All-Star Break to 5.42 after the break. Kazmir could be an option in later rounds of drafts, but owners should not count of him to be one of their top starting pitchers.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:55:25 -0800
Oakland Athletics SPs Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir will be held out of Cactus League games for the first week. Gray made a career-high 33 starts in 2014 and tossed 219 innings, while Kazmir made 32 starts and threw 190 innings, his most since 2007. It'll also allow the A's to get better looks at SPs Jesse Hahn and Kendall Graveman, among others.
Fantasy Tip: Gray's jump in innings is definitely a concern, but not enough of one to cloud the fact that he's an up-and-coming ace that could join the elite ranks of starting pitchers in another season. Kazmir was a feel-good story with the A's last year, but his K/9 dipped to 7.8, and you have to wonder how much he has left in the tank on the wrong side of 30. However, he can still be useful in the right matchups in daily games.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:42:25 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir will likely stay with the club instead of being traded, according to team sources.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:03:10 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP Jeff Samardzija and SP Scott Kazmir will not be shopped this offseason, but the team will be willing to listen to offers for both players, according to sources.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:46:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir will pitch Sunday, Aug. 31, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:47:34 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir was chased from his start Sunday, Aug. 24, after three innings, allowing seven runs on 10 hits. He also walked two and struck out one.