Chicago Cubs: Which signing will they regret?
By Ryan Dunn
For every Andre Dawson, there’s a Todd Hundley. For each Moises Alou, there’s a Milton Bradley. For each free agent gem that the Chicago Cubs sign, they have a signing that doesn’t work out so great due to under-performance by the player, over-payment on contract, or just a bad fit for the team.
The Cubs went on a bit of spending spree this off-season, paying out fairly large contracts to Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist and John Lackey. The Laws of Cubbie-dom suggest that at least one of these signings will not work out as hoped. This is not to suggest that we’re hoping any one of these guys fail–it would be wonderful if all three enjoyed career years. But, history suggests that someone will disappoint.
Perhaps we can compare each one to similar past signings to forecast which free agent signing the Cubs might regret.
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