Last winter the idiot Theo Epstein gave Brandon Morrow -- who had appeared in more than 45 games in a season just once in his career -- a 2 year contract worth $21,000,000 to be the Cubs closer. Morrow is a journeyman who had 18 career saves in 11 years, playing for 4 teams during that span.
Epstein also gave Colorado reject Walker Chumpwood a 3 year, $38,000,000 deal. Chumpwood leads the NL in walks despite appearing in just 1 game -- where he walked 2 in 2 innings -- since August 18.
Epstein also gave the guy who cost the Dodgers the World Series, Yu Stink Darvish, a 6 year, $126,000,000 contract. The yellow devil is out for the year after deciding it was easier to fake an injury than actually try to earn the money he was being given.
So for his $46.5M investment this year Epstein has 3 pitchers who will be of no use to the team should it hang on and make the playoffs.
Add to that the loss of Pedro Strop after Jackass Joe Maddon's decision to have his interim closer bat in the 10th inning of a tie game and Epstein's signing of Drew Smyly so the wastoid could kick back and collect $3,000,000 worth of free money this year, and the Cubs will blow over $55,000,000 on pitchers who will be of no use to them in the playoffs.
How does Epstein keep his job?