2011 New York Mets: 5 Reasons Why the Mets Should Take a Chance on Scott Kazmir

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2011 New York Mets: 5 Reasons Why the Mets Should Take a Chance on Scott Kazmir
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Scott Kazmir has reached the end of the line with Los Angeles Angles and now is a good time for the New York Mets to step in and sign the left-handed pitcher on a league minimum contract.

Kazmir, most notably traded to the Rays for Victor Zambrano in 2004 (we’ll get to this later), has underwhelmed during his time with the Angels, most recently giving up six runs in 1 2/3 innings for Triple-A Salt Lake this past Tuesday during a minor league rehab assignment.

Los Angeles has placed Kazmir on release waiver and will be asked to eat the remaining $9.5 million left on his deal, making the new contract with his next team a team-friendly league minimum deal.

While Kazmir has struggled recently, he’s nowhere near a lost cause and here are five reasons the Amazin’s should take a chance on Kazmir by signing him once he clears through waivers.

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