The Cubs have been searching for a backup catcher since Miguel Montero told you how he really feels about Jake Arrieta.
While the rumors have cooled off with Verlander now that the Cubs acquired Quintana, Alex Avila seems to still be on the table. Since he’s still on the table, I like for the Tigers to pass the Cubs Avila and some salt (good name for a new Mexican dish).
Now I know what you’re thinking, ‘This is Wilson Contreras’ team. We don’t need another catcher!’ Jeez made up guy, calm down.
If Avila ends up coming to the Cubs, he by no means would assume the role of starting catcher, barring an unforeseen injury.