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Drew Pomeranz signed with the San Francisco Giants, the team ad Wednesday.
According to Athletic & # 39; s Ken RosenthalPomeranz and the Giants have agreed on a one-year contract worth $ 1.5 million. Pomeranz can earn up to $ 5 million through this deal if it enjoys all its benefits.
The structure of Pomeranz's contract is indicative of his performance in 2018. The veteran southpaw made 26 appearances and finished with an ERA of 6.08 and 5.43 FIP, by Fangraphs. Of the 212 pitchers who recorded at least 70 innings, he was 203rd at war (minus 0.3).
Pomeranz missed all of June and most of July recover of Tendinitis of the left biceps. On his return to the mound, he made three starts in front of Red Sox manager Alex Cora. the displaced at the enclosure.
Little has changed for the 30-year-old in his new role. In 22,2 embossed sleeves, Pomeranz allowed 14 earned runs and 12 walks while eliminating 22 hitters.
Despite his obvious flaws, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area believes that Pomeranz helps the Giants achieve one of their off-season goals:
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Zaidi wanted to be deep enough for Rodriguez / Suarez to make his way through the second year seasons. Bumgarner + Holland + Pomeranz and maybe Samardzija could they allow Giants to do it?
The All-Star 2016 is worth a flight of one year, relatively cheap. Assuming that he can stay healthy in 2019, he may be closer to the pitcher who was worth 3.2 WAR in 2017. Pomeranz had a FIP of 3.84 while he had on average 9.0 strikeouts and 3.6 marches in nine innings this season.
The risk for the Giants is not very high if Pomeranz's performance does not improve or he's fighting again against injuries. The advantage of San Francisco is that it has potentially got a starter in the middle of the rotation at a great price.