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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||160.00||11.00||9.00||0.00||3.66||1.25||158.00||50.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 13.0||0||2|| 4.85||0||2||5|
|vs LHB|| 44.0||0||0|| 3.68||0||13||42|
|vs RHB|| 146.1||0||0|| 3.51||0||37||122|
|12/26/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK||Jhonny Peralta, SS STL|
|12/26/2014||J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
Torii Hunter, CF MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Prince Fielder, 1B TEX
Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Casey Janssen, RP TOR
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Greg Holland, RP KC
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Jaime Garcia, SP STL
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL
Ken Giles, RP PHI
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Josh Harrison, 3B PIT
Brian McCann, C NYY
Jake McGee, RP TB
|12/26/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK||Jake Lamb, 3B ARI|
|Last 10 Games|
A's will listen on Jeff Samardzija, Scott Kazmir
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/5/14) The Athletics will listen to offers for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir, according to FoxSports.com.
The team isn't actively looking to shop either player, but would listen if any offers came in. Both Samardzija and Kazmir are entering the final years of the their contracts. Samardzija will likely be too expensive to remain in Oakland once his deal ends, while Kazmir could price his way off the team with another solid year.
The club is adamant about keeping third baseman Josh Donaldson. Donaldson is eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career, and should receive a healthy raise, but he's too valuable a piece for the team to trade.
Scott Kazmir closes out season with a strong start
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/26/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir turned in a strong start Friday against the Rangers.
Kazmir allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits over seven innings. He struck out five and did not issue any walks during the outing. After a resurgent 2013, Kazmir managed to repeat his success this year. He finishes the season with a 3.55 ERA.
Kazmir allowed his first run in the first inning. After a leadoff single, Kazmir gave up a run-scoring double later in the frame. He would settle in over the next three innings, not giving up a run. He gave up his final run on an error in the fifth inning.
With the win, Kazmir improved to 15-9.
Scott Kazmir struggles continue Sunday against Phillies
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/21/14) Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir continued his second-half free-fall Sunday against Philadelphia.
Kazmir yielded six earned runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings with one walk and nine strikeouts to take a no-decision. He has allowed 27 earned runs in his last 28 1/3 innings as his ERA has skyrocketed from 2.37 to 3.63 since late July.
He will try to turn it around Friday in Texas in his final start of the regular season.
Scott Kazmir struggles in loss vs. Rangers Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/17/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir took a loss Tuesday, allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits and one walk in 4 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 6-3 defeat against the Rangers.
Kazmir (14-9) is now 0-4 in his last five starts, though he did a solid job in his previous two outings before throwing up a clunker Tuesday. He served up a two-run blast during a three-run fourth inning before the Rangers scored three more in the fifth inning to put the A's into a hole they couldn't escape. Kazmir owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 150:49 K:BB ratio in 178 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Sunday.
Athletics reorganize starting rotation
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/15/14) To better align their starting rotation for the end of the season, the Athletics have decided to push Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel back a day and move Scott Kazmir and Sonny Gray up a day. Kazmir will now start the first game of a three-game series against the Rangers Tuesday, followed by Samardzija and Gray. Hammel will start the first game of a three-game series against the Phillies Friday, followed by Jon Lester.
The move allows the Athletics to start Gray on the final day of the regular season rather than Hammel.
|2014 summary: The Athletics' gamble to sign Scott Kazmir to a two-year deal paid off, as the lefty stayed healthy all season, providing 32 starts. Kazmir lost some velocity from his 2013 comeback season with the Indians, but he was highly effective nonetheless. With a pedestrian 7.7 K/9 ratio, Kazmir missed out on making the top 30 starters in Rotisserie value, but a 15-9 record along with 20 quality starts and pair of complete games helped him to hold down the 25th spot in Fantasy point rankings.|
Playing time status: With Jon Lester and Jeff Samardzija having departed, Kazmir may have to pick up the slack by providing the Athletics with some additional innings.
2015 outlook: After receiving 4.8 runs of support per nine innings last season, Kazmir could have trouble matching his total of 15 wins, but otherwise, he should be able to maintain his value. He will likely fall short of the top 30 rankings for starting pitchers, but maybe not by that much. Kazmir should return enough value to deserve a mid-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/3/15||SF||3:05 pm|| |
|3/4/15||@ SF||3:05 pm|| |
|3/5/15||@ CHC||3:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ ARI||3:10 pm|| |
|3/7/15||LAA||3:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||CHW||4:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ TEX||4:05 pm|| |
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