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Kazmir Gets Extension

Postby deerayfan072 » Wed May 14, 2008 8:39 pm

ST. PETERSBURG -- The red-hot Rays had another boost of good news prior to Wednesday's game against the Yankees, as the team agreed to terms on a contract extension with ace Scott Kazmir.

The contract guarantees Kazmir $28.5 million, and has a maximum value of approximately $39.5 million. The agreement is also guaranteed through 2011, with the team holding an option for the 2012 season.

The 24-year-old Kazmir has a 36-30 record and a 3.63 ERA, and he is the Rays' all-time leader in wins, strikeouts, starts and innings. He has recorded 14 games with 10 or more strikeouts and was the youngest American League strikeout champion last season (239).
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Re: Kazmir Gets Extension

Postby jlm53089 » Thu May 15, 2008 2:33 am

Great news.
I am so happy to have him for longer and not let him go so soon.
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Re: Kazmir Gets Extension

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu May 15, 2008 8:26 am

Pretty smart by the Rays. They had no choice to sign him for a few years, and it is better to do it now, then to do this in October after he has had a superb year.
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Re: Kazmir Gets Extension

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu May 15, 2008 8:35 am

raiders_umpire wrote:Pretty smart by the Rays. They had no choice to sign him for a few years, and it is better to do it now, then to do this in October after he has had a superb year.


Yep and that option year is great as well. We have almost everyone locked up for a while
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Re: Kazmir Gets Extension

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu May 15, 2008 12:16 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:Pretty smart by the Rays. They had no choice to sign him for a few years, and it is better to do it now, then to do this in October after he has had a superb year.


Yep and that option year is great as well. We have almost everyone locked up for a while




It would be nice to go ahead and lock up Upton this offseason as well.
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Re: Kazmir Gets Extension

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu May 15, 2008 1:54 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:Pretty smart by the Rays. They had no choice to sign him for a few years, and it is better to do it now, then to do this in October after he has had a superb year.


Yep and that option year is great as well. We have almost everyone locked up for a while




It would be nice to go ahead and lock up Upton this offseason as well.


I agree. I would also like to see them extend CC and not just pick up his last option for next season
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Re: Kazmir Gets Extension

Postby jlm53089 » Thu May 15, 2008 10:45 pm

If they do all that...
Well that would be one great team to watch for years to come.
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