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Because We Probably Need a Scott Kazmir Thread

Some thoughts before you all take over.

The problem with Kazmir in 2008 was not the results, but rather the processes. Remember, we've dealt with injuries and Kazmir before, but never an injury that severely altered his pitch patterns. That's a bit scary. All we can do is hope he's healthy in 2009 and able to throw all of his pitches.

That being said, Kazmir is not as bad as he was in 2008 - a 2 wins starter, or average - and I'm not sure if he's as good as he was in 2007 - 5 wins. Three year average: 3.7 wins.

Speaking of the last three years, Kazmir has more wins than Cole Hamels, James Shields, Justin Verlander, Tim Hudson, Mark Buehrle, and Carlos Zambrano amongst others in that time span. Oh, and he's within a half of a win of A.J. Burnett, Felix Hernandez, and Matt Cain.

That's not someone you look to trade on this particular team. At least not yet.