Chicago Cubs: Three Possible Destinations for Willson Contreras

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 18: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after hitting a home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on September 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 18: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after hitting a home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on September 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Angels
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The Los Angeles Angels have never been too afraid to trade prospects. If they were to gain an All-Star, let alone a catcher of Willson Contreras’ caliber, they would make the move in a heartbeat.

For years, the Angels have been trying to build around Mike Trout and bring more talent to Anaheim. They traded for Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons, spent millions on Anthony Rendon and Albert Pujols, as well as bringing in two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani from Japan.

Despite all the moves and all the money that has been dealt out, the Angels have not been to the playoffs since 2014.

Contreras would be a big step up from Max Stassi, the catcher currently on the top of the Angels’ depth chart. With the type of lineup the Angels have, Contreras would do well hitting behind Trout and Rendon. This would give the catcher a big opportunity to drive in a lot of runs. His bat is very much needed in this fairly thin lineup.

The Angels have a lot of talent on paper but have yet to see all of their pieces put everything together at the same time. If all of the pieces come together and they add Contreras, it would be highly likely that they sneak their way into the playoffs in 2021.