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December 3, 2013

Transaction Analysis

The Raising of Kazarus

by Sam Miller and Bret Sayre



OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Reached an agreement with LHP Scott Kazmir for two years and $22 million. [12/2]

The more you know about Scott Kazmir, the less you can really say is definitely true. If I give you his 3.5 FIP, tell you he’s 29 and struck out a batter per inning from the left side, that he didn’t even have classic left-hander control problems, it’d be hard to make the case against a short, relatively low-cost deal for him. In fact, it is hard to make that case! Pitchers get paid a lot, and this isn’t a bad deal.

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