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Cubs Insider Details A Tough Day For Willson Contreras

Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs tips his helmet during a standing ovation by the fans during his first at bat in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on July 26, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.
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The 2022 Chicago Cubs season has been a failure from a competitive standpoint.

They are fourth in the NL Central division with a lousy 39-57 record, only topping the Cincinnati Reds.

It has been a disappointing season for a team that made some significant investments in player such as Seiya Suzuki, Wade Miley, Marcus Stroman, and others.

They won’t contend in the second half, and because of that, they will probably trade Willson Contreras.

The All-Star catcher is having a nice year, but just like it happened last year with the core that gave the Cubs the 2016 World Series championship, the organization will likely trade him instead of losing him for nothing.

A trade can be a distracting scenario for any player, let alone one who has been with the organization for more than ten years.

According to his manager, Contreras’ mind might be somewhere else.

But he didn’t say it as criticism: it’s only natural.

 

Players Are Also Human Beings With Concerns And Things To Worry About

He is a human being above anything else, and he has a family to think about.

David Ross on Willson Contreras last night: ‘I could tell he was distracted, in-game. There’s def thoughts on his mind. I think it would be unnatural not to be for him.’ Today could be Contreras’ last home game as a Cub. Has been with the org since he was 17. Emotions running high,” ESPN’s Jesse Rogers tweeted.

The Cubs signed Contreras as an amateur free agent when he was 17.

He is now 30, so we can firmly say he has spent almost half of his life with the Cubs, in Chicago.

It’s hard to say goodbye, but that appears to be the case in a few days.

He is hitting .258/.374/.473 with 14 homers, so there will be plenty of suitors.

He is a career .812 OPS hitter with strong defense behind the plate: interest will be high.

It sounds like his days in Chicago are numbered.

Hopefully, he can find the right situation and contend with his hypothetical new team.




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