Scott Kazmir was acquired by the Angels early Saturday for minor league pitching prospect Alex Torres, infielder Matt Sweeney, and right-hander Jordan Walden. From a financial standpoint
One has to think though. Other than being a good financial move, why would the Rays let such an elite pitcher go? Kazmir is only 25, has been an All-Star twice and helped the Rays to the World Series in 2008. He led the league in strikeouts in 2007 and has a career record of 55-45 and a 3.92 ERA. Not to mention Kazmir threw 4 consecutive no-hitters on his way to 6 no, no’s in a span of 7 starts during high school. Kazmir also broke the
Overall I think the Angels got the better end of this deal. Kazmir gives the Angels the help they need to strengthen up the middle of their shaky rotation and should help the Halos tremendously come September. If Joe Saunders and Ervin Santana can stay healthy and continue improving Kazmir should get back to performing like he did before he got hurt earlier this year.
Kazmir is set to make is Angels debut Wednesday, September 2nd at