Dodgers: Ranking the 3 worst moves made by Andrew Friedman (so far)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Andrew Friedman, President of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, walks on the field before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Andrew Friedman, President of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, walks on the field before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Scott Kazmir #29 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /

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.

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