Athletics not looking to move Kazmir
Despite the ongoing firesale in Oakland this offseason, Joel Sherman of the New York post reports that the A’s are not only planning to keep left-hander Scott Kazmir, but that the club is now looking to start adding some pieces.
It’s anyone’s guess what the A’s next move might be, but general manager Billy Beane is apparently trying to piece together a roster that is built for future success, while still being competitive in 2015. The latter explains the potential reason for holding onto Kazmir, who is owed $13 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent at season’s end.
The 30-year-old lefty continued his impressive comeback this year, going 15-9 with a 3.55 ERA over 32 starts. Kazmir is now 25-18 with a 3.77 ERA in 61 starts over the past two seasons after making just one big league start in 2011-12 combined due to ongoing struggles.
— Paul Casella