A Waste of Money: The 10 Worst Signings in Chicago Cubs History

June 7, 2011 by  

Since the inception of free agency in Major League Baseball during the mid 1970s, the winter off-season months of America's pastime have been filled with speculation, anticipation and hope for baseball fans.

Who can forget the impact made by Reggie Jackson in the 1977 season upon signing with the New York Yankees?  Jackson signed what was considered a monstrous deal ($2.9 million for five years) prior to the 1977 season, and went on to become "Mr. October" later that year.

Future Hall of Famers like Barry Bonds, Greg Maddux, Nolan Ryan, Manny Ramirez and Catfish Hunter all managed to be instr...

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