MLBTR predicts a two-year deal worth $16 million for Pomeranz, and they think he could even earn a third year if the bidding is competitive enough. This prediction is not one I even remotely enjoy. It reminds me of the 2018 offseason, and more specifically, it reminds me of the team’s bullpen strategy during that fateful winter.
Last offseason, the Dodgers inked veteran reliever Joe Kelly to a three-year, $25 million deal after he allowed just one earned run in 11.2 postseason innings in 2018 to go along with 13 strikeouts. He really was not set to make any money, but those dominant 11+ innings netted him a three year deal with an average annual value of over $8 million.