“Just to be mentioned in the same sentence as Nolan Ryan is good enough for me. He was my idol growing up. He’s the best pitcher in the game.”

"Instead of being overwhelmed and thinking I have to make three perfect pitches to strike a guy out, I'm just making quality pitches."

"Those two-strike, broken-bat singles you kind of get frustrated with. They kind of hit it off the end of the bat, and it just falls in. What are you going to do?"

"Now it seems like I'm actually thinking out there."

"Nobody taught me my slider. I mean, if you look at my grip, I don't think anyone has the same grip as I do. It's a separate grip. I hold it kind of weird and everything. When I started throwing it, I just wanted to start throwing something different and came up with that. I turned it a little bit."

"I try to listen to people, coaches and other pitchers, and see what they do and how they try to do it. Then I try to find a way that's comfortable for me.”

"I wouldn't take anything away from Tampa Bay. We're in one of the toughest divisions there is."

"This is a dream for me, it really is, to be the leader of a staff going into the season."

“I'm a whole new pitcher. I'm more comfortable with all of my pitches."





Scott Kazmir, 2006 Heritage

Scott Kazmir, 2005 Studio


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