With news on Sunday night that the Cubs were designating Edwin Jackson for assignment, I immediately jumped into a Twitter conversation with a bunch of folks about what the worst contracts in Chicago sports history have been.
real question: where does Edwin Jackson rank on the loooong list of worst contracts in Chicago history? #ToddHundley
— Tab Bamford (@The1Tab) July 20, 2015
Sadly, Chicago has a pretty tremendous track record of throwing away money on mediocre/over rated/old players, so the hardest part of putting together a top ten wasn’t coming up with ten but cutting the list down.
Here are a few that just missed the cut:
Carlos Boozer – Bulls
5 years, $80M
Orlando Pace – Bears
3 years, $15M
Brian Griese – Bears
5 years, $20M
John Danks – White Sox
5 years, $65M
Bryan Bickell – Blackhawks
4 years, $16M