Chicago Cubs: Top 5 Destinations for Willson Contreras

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 03: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs throws back to the pitcher in his first game back from the injured list against the Seattle Mariners at Wrigley Field on September 03, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 03: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs throws back to the pitcher in his first game back from the injured list against the Seattle Mariners at Wrigley Field on September 03, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: Top 5 Destinations for Willson Contreras

Texas Rangers

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In case you haven’t heard the Texas Rangers are opening a new ballpark in 2020, and they want to give fans a reason to come and see the product on the field. They chased Anthony Rendon and obviously missed, they’ve traded for  Corey Kluber but there’s no telling if he’ll be the Klubot.

By all reports Texas is engaged on names like Josh Donaldson and Marcell Ozuna but if they whiff there too they’ll be in big trouble.

Even if they don’t whiff and snag one of those two (or both) trading for Contreras still makes sense. Imagine a lineup with Shin Soo Choo, Joey Gallo, Josh Donaldson and Willson Contreras? The Rangers would legitimately have a Wild Card shot if their rotation stays healthy.

Remember, the team they had in 2019 hung around the Wild Card picture until late July. Add a couple more pieces with Kluber and you have something.

Plus Texas has the #14 farm system according to Callis and again….three years of control.

Chicago Cubs

I mean…duh.

At the end of the day the best spot for Contreras is the Cubs. They are fully capable of retooling this team over the next three years and if they do they’ll need their cornerstone behind the plate.

Contreras is a fan-favorite and sometimes the heart and soul of this Cubs team. They’re noticeably different when he is on the field and I mean that in a good way.

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It’s impossible to tell what the Cubs will do this offseason, trading Bryant still seems like the most likely option and if that’s the case they’ll need Contreras even more.