Chicago Cubs: Breaking down the best contracts on the team
By Logan Whaley
There is much fear surrounding money and the Chicago Cubs. While the team currently does hold some egregious contracts, there are a few which stand out as better than the rest and best of the best.
“Chicago Cubs sign outfielder Jason Heyward to eight-year, $184M deal”.
On December 8, 2015, the above headline rang out across Sports Illustrated as Chicago dove straight into the deep end of the free-agent lagoon in search of their next superstar. While Jason Heyward has not necessarily lived up to hype from a production standpoint, he has been the leader of some pivotal moments, ones which you cannot put a value on, leading many to believe in the contract.
It was the second time in as many years the Cubs took a chance with a massive contract by going all-in on who they wanted Heyward to be. The winter before, starting pitcher and longtime club ace Jon Lester signed a six-year, $135 million contract. Both contracts, in their ways, have worked out. Currently, the Cubs have some intriguing contracts, and it’s time to pick the best of the best.