Tonight only! Kazmir Kazmir Kazmir!

DMZ · August 23, 2004 at 12:15 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

If you’ve been slacking off on your Mariner-watching lately, what with the Olympics and all (and I have greatly mixed feelings about the Olympics, but that’s beside the point) , tonight’s a good one to tune into, even if only for the first couple of innings. We get young super-prospect Kazmir starting for the Devil Rays, who stink in an entirely different way than the M’s do, and Madritsch for us. Now, did the Mets abandon Kazmir because Rick Peterson saw something in him that doomed his chances for future success? I’m looking forward to going to the game tonight, and I’ll be honest — that hasn’t been the case for many matchups this year.


7 Responses to “Tonight only! Kazmir Kazmir Kazmir!”

  1. David J Corcoran on August 23rd, 2004 12:20 pm

    If anybody is going to the game, I will buy your ticket stubs. I can guarantee that one of these two pitchers will be a Cy Young winner eventually (most likely Kazmir, but it could be Madritsch)

  2. Dan on August 23rd, 2004 12:23 pm

    Bold statement. I’m guessing TB will get to Madritsch this time. Guess we’ll find out 🙂

  3. adam on August 23rd, 2004 12:29 pm

    Cy Young winner?

    I’d put money on a torn labrum before winning that award.

  4. Michael Lloyd on August 23rd, 2004 12:30 pm

    I don’t think Bobby Madritsch will ever be a Cy Young, but I really like watching him pitch. He seems to be barely containing his anger, which makes him dangerous in a good way. As for Kazmir, one time uber prospect? Still its nice to be an underdog when you lose to TB.

  5. matt bjorke on August 23rd, 2004 3:17 pm

    Madritch will most likely settle in as a steady #2/3 starter. Kazmir? He could be the same at best but most likely a 4 or 5 or reliever. Neither will be close to Cy Young Award, save for a possible fluke season.

  6. Jeremy on August 23rd, 2004 4:17 pm

    Bobby Madritsch is 28! Scott Kazmir is 20! Madritsch is probably as good as he’s ever going to be, which is pretty good but not great or Cy Young worthy. Kazmir, on the other hand, has been better than Madritsch in the minor leagues, with better K, BB, and HR rates, and he isn’t near his prime. Sure, his ligaments could fall off, and he hasn’t even pitched in AAA yet, but it seems to me that Kazmir has a much better chance for greatness. I don’t understand why everyone seems to be down on Kazmir since the trade. It’s not as though his arm died or he didn’t dominate AA hitters. Kazmir is still one of the best pitching prospects out there, and Madritsch is just a pretty good, fun guy.

  7. Dan on August 23rd, 2004 9:08 pm

    Aaaaaand TB makes me look smart.

    I bet kazmir was excited about facing ichiro to start off his mlb career. Talk about trial by fire.