Dodgers News: Jason Schmidt named worst signing in last 20 years

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Recent Dodgers news has been about who is the worst signing that the team has made in the last 20 years.

As we wait for baseball to be back, recent Dodgers news has been about what the team is hoping to accomplish this coming season.

Due to the short season, it will certainly be very interesting to see how the Dodgers and the rest of the teams in baseball handle the situation. However, the Dodgers have a lot of talent once again, and could very well be a contender.

While we can’t wait for baseball to be back, Bleacher Report recently named the worst signings of the last 20 years for all of the teams in baseball. As expected, there are some awful signings for everyone on the list, including the Dodgers.

For Los Angeles, Bleacher Report went with Jason Schmidt as the worst signing for the team in the last 20 years. In 2006, the Dodgers signed Schmidt to a three-year, $47 million deal.

Schmidt was a really good pitcher prior to coming to the Dodgers, as he was a three-time All-Star with the San Francisco Giants. The signing of Schmidt looked like a win for the Dodgers, as they were taking away a player from their rival who they thought could be in the top half of their rotation.

However, the signing of Schmidt was a failure for the Dodgers. Schmidt only made 10 starts for the Dodgers, as he just couldn’t stay healthy for the franchise. In three seasons, he ended up totaling a 3-6 record and 6.01 ERA.

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As basically a non-factor for the franchise, handing him close to $50 million over three years was certainly tough. While there are always other choices for who was the worst signing by the franchise, the Schmidt one unfortunately makes a lot of sense.