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Is Drew Pomeranz worth $34 million?

The Padres signed Drew Pomeranz to a 4 year, eyebrow raising 34 Million dollar contract. Ok... cool.

A.J. Preller has played this game before. It’s the deferred salary game.

Pomeranz has an $8 Million signing bonus deferred between 2020-2023. No matter how you spin it, the contract is worth $8.5 million a year on average. Let’s look at other players in the league with similar salaries.

**2019 Salary**

$7.1 Million

$7.4 Million

$9 Million

$9 Million