In 2016, the Chicago Cubs were chasing their first World Series in 108 seasons. They were on the cusp and needed some help to get over the top.
The team signed outfielder Jason Heyward to an eight-year, $184 million contract in 2016 with the expectation that he would be a major part of a championship team.
And, to some extent, he was. The Cubs won the 2016 World Series. Heyward won a Gold Glove award for his efforts on defense. However, his offensive production was abysmal, and it would only get worse.
Now, with one year left on his contract following this season, it has come to an end. The Cubs announced that Heyward and the team will part ways at the end of the season.