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Cubs: Willson Contreras trade options are being dictated by J.T. Realmuto

The J.T. Realmuto question will impact a Willson Contreras trade by the Cubs. It’s pretty widely accepted that veteran catcher J.T. Realmuto is the prize on the free agent market this offseason. No one knows where the two-time All-Star will land, but one thing is for sure. The Chicago Cubs will be keeping a close […] Cubs: Willson Contreras trade options are being dictated by J.T. Realmuto - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Nov 25, 2020

Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays are a perfect fit in Willson Contreras deal

If the Chicago Cubs trade Willson Contreras the Tampa Bay Rays are a fit. From all indications, the Chicago Cubs are going to get quite a makeover this offseason. One of the team’s most valuable trade chips is All-Star catcher Willson Contreras who is likely to receive attention from other teams sooner rather than later. […] Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays are a perfect fit in Willson Contreras deal - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Nov 22, 2020

Cubs News: Jed Hoyer, Tom Ricketts have some tough decisions to make

Jed Hoyer and Cubs owner Tom Ricketts have their work cut out for them. The Cubs’ Jed Hoyer and Tom Ricketts have some tough decisions looming in the weeks and months to come. Do they hold on to Kyle Schwarber or Kris Bryant or unload them? What about Willson Contreras? Hoyer will immediately have a […] Cubs News: Jed Hoyer, Tom Ricketts have some tough decisions to make - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Nov 21, 2020

Cubs News: Don’t look into the core’s underwhelming 2020 performance

The Cubs core struggled mightily in 2020. But that doesn’t mean what you think. There were high expectations for the 2020 Chicago Cubs, especially the core group of players. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras were all looking to get the Cubs back into the postseason after missing out for the first […] Cubs News: Don’t look into the core’s underwhelming 2020 performance - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Nov 13, 2020

Cubs, Yankees could get together on a Willson Contreras trade

The Yankees are looking at catchers. Will the Cubs dangle Willson Contreras? Most of the focus has been centered around the Cubs players entering their final year of team control: Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber. Meanwhile, two-time All-Star catcher Willson Contreras has seemingly fallen to the back burner in people’s minds […] Cubs, Yankees could get together on a Willson Contreras trade - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Nov 12, 2020
Here’s a really good reason for MLB to have the universal DH

Here’s a really good reason for MLB to have the universal DH

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ It’s likely coming, whether you like it or not. Willson Contreras was the Cubs’ best designated hitter in 2020. In 18 games in that role, Contreras hit .298/.431/.561 (17-for-57) with four home runs. (Granted, small sample size.) In this Jayson Stark article in The Athletic in which he goes over quite a few differences that happened in baseball during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he quotes an unnamed American League executive regarding having a universal DH: “I don’t know how many games Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts DH’d for the Dodgers,” he...
Cubbies Crib Nov 11, 2020

Cubs History: Geovany Soto had a monster rookie campaign

Back in 2008, the Cubs seemingly found their next star in rookie Geovany Soto. The Chicago Cubs are currently blessed with one of the best catching tandems in baseball with Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini. Contreras now has multiple All-Star appearances with the team and Caratini has shown flashes of greatness at the plate as […] Cubs History: Geovany Soto had a monster rookie campaign - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Nov 6, 2020
On Cubs baseball, mental breaks and the offseason

On Cubs baseball, mental breaks and the offseason

A lonely Willson Contreras foul ball in August at Wrigley Field. | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ We talk about this on the new edition of the BCB podcast. I don’t often write articles when Andi Cruz Vanecek and I release a new episode of Cuppa Cubbie Blue unless we have a special guest, but today I wanted to make an exception. We took a bit of an unexpected break that wound up being a good thing for getting our mojo back. It also wound up being informative about the role baseball played in Andi’s life and mine during this crazy pandemic season. Pandemic baseball was far from perfect. The...

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