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Kazmir rehab start doesn't last two innings

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08:13 AM ET 05.25 | The pitching line was disconcerting enough for Scott Kazmir: six earned runs, two hits, four walks, three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings for Triple A Salt Lake. Kazmir's postgame comments were just as disheartening for a club trying to squeeze some kind of return on the $14.5 million they're investing in the seemingly lost left-hander this season. "It was kind of a flip of a coin if I was going to be able to get it over the plate," Kazmir said of his first rehabilitation start, which came after a monthlong stint in extended spring training. "It really had no direction and no drive straight to the plate." ... Of the 50 pitches Kazmir threw Tuesday, 24 were strikes.

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May 25, 2011  08:33 AM ET

It's too bad, this guy showed so much promise.

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May 25, 2011  09:19 AM ET

He's bringing back Ankiel flashbacks

May 25, 2011  09:34 AM ET

Kaz hasn't been the same since he hurt his elbow a few years back.

May 25, 2011  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He's bringing back Ankiel flashbacks

I was thinking that as well before I saw your quote. At least Ankiel had other baseball skills to fall back on.

May 25, 2011  12:22 PM ET

Good move by Tampa to trade this guy. i have not seen too many bad moves by Tampa.

May 25, 2011  01:18 PM ET

"It was kind of a flip of a coin if I was going to be able to get it over the plate...It really had no direction and no drive straight to the plate."

Story of his career, inconsistent control of his pitches. When hes got it going, he's hard to hit. Only Kazmir can beat himself by bad pitches.

Agreed, best move the Rays ever made.

May 25, 2011  01:45 PM ET
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Het Met Fans....it's safe to say this trade is not as bad as you originally thought it was

I'd have to disagree...

Kasmir had over 50 wins for the Rays (and some nice years)...
Zambrano had 10 wins as a Met.

But the big thing was Kasmir gave the Mets Fans Hope - in return they got an absolute stiff.

I'd put that trade up there with Dykstra + McDowell for Juan Samuel.

May 25, 2011  02:30 PM ET

perhaps the angels would exchange his position as a player about turn him into a outfielder who knows he may be able to play as a pinch hitter??

May 25, 2011  02:59 PM ET

ok time to cut the strings. Sorry Kaz you gotta go!

May 25, 2011  02:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He's bringing back Ankiel flashbacks

AT LEAST aNKIEL CAN HIT!

 
May 25, 2011  06:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

AT LEAST aNKIEL CAN HIT!

sort of, maybe

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