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Stats Don’t Lie: Why Trading for Scott Kazmir was a Bad Move for the LA Angels

They say numbers don't tell the whole story, but whoever said that didn't talk to a Sabermetrics expert.

Scott Kazmir, the former first round pick out of high school by the New York Mets, now former ace of the Tampa Bay Rays, is headed to the Angels, who are in the middle of the playoff race with the Texas Rangers.

On paper, it looks like a good move for the Angels. He hasn't been all too good this year, but overall in his short career Kazmir has been a terrific pitcher. Unfortunately for the Angels, the numbers may show us in advance that Kazmir is in for a rough future.

In return for their ace, the Rays receive 21-year-old pitcher Alexander Torres, who is 13-4 with a 2.75 ERA in the minor leagues this year, as well as third baseman Matthew Sweeney, who hit .299 wi...

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