2. Scott Kazmir signed to a 3-year deal
One season after signing Brandon McCarthy to a four-year deal, Andrew Friedman followed that up with another bad starting pitcher signing by inking Scott Kazmir to a three-year deal. To Friedman’s credit, Kazmir had pitched through three consecutive seasons of making at least 29 starts so this deal seemed a little more reasonable at the time.
In Los Angeles, Scott Kazmir made it through just one season in which he went 10-6 with an ERA of 4.56. That was the only season he pitched a game for the Dodgers as the next spring he dealt with various ailments including a mysterious hip injury. After losing ten miles per hour of velocity, the Dodgers kept him on the IL for the rest of his tenure with the team. Due to deferred money in the deal, Kazmir will make eight million dollars next season and in 2021.