San Diego Padres: Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the NL West right now

The worst contracts in the NL West give a glimpse into why the 2023 season has been so bad for the San Diego Padres
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

1) Worst contracts in the NL West: Antonio Senzatela of the Colorado Rockies

Following the 2021 season, the Rockies extended pitcher Antonio Senzatela on a five-year deal worth $50.5 million. He's a rare example of a pitcher who's actually fared decently well at Coors Field (career 4.57 ERA at home) so the Rockies wanting to keep him around made sense.

Senzatela had a rough first year of the deal, posting a 5.07 ERA in 19 starts. He then proceeded to tear his ACL in August, ending his season prematurely while also costing him some of this season. He'd make his 2023 debut in May, allowing one run in five innings at Citi Field. All seemed promising before a rough outing in Pittsburgh which saw him leave early, followed by the announcement of Senzatela needing Tommy John Surgery.

The Rockies starter will miss the remainder of this season and most, if not the entirety of the 2024 season as well. Just a brutal blow for a Colorado team that can't ever find consistent starting pitching.

This year of the deal is done, and next year is likely finished as well. He's set to make $12 million annually from 2024-2026 and there's a club option for $14 million for the 2027 season. It's not as much money as Bryant, but at least Bryant has a chance to play at the end of this season and all of next season. Senzatela's next year and change is effectively over.

Note: All statistics were heading into play on Monday, August 14