General manager Sandy Alderson has pledged to look into the "possibility" of signing the recently released Scott Kazmir, but the numbers haven't been very encouraging for the Mets' former first-round pick.
Kazmir was 0-5 with a 17.02 ERA in five starts for Triple-A Salt Lake. He has allowed 22 hits and 20 walks in 151/3 innings with 14 strikeouts. Kazmir is owed $12 million this season -- the last of his three-year, $28.5-million contract -- but the Angels are on the hook for that.
Sound familiar? Despite the Mets' lack of pitching depth in the minors, Kazmir might be little more than a nostalgia signing. He was the team's first-round draft pick in 2002 before being traded to the Rays for Victor Zambrano in the infamous deadline deal two years later.