Chicago Cubs’ Willson Contreras had a big day at the plate–and behind it–as the lead the Cubs to a big 11-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Sometimes, you have to admit that when you have a two-home run, seven RBI day at the plate? You have to say it was a good day. For the Chicago Cubs’ Willson Contreras, it as a fine day, indeed. On top of his performance at the plate, he also picked a man of second base. Honestly, he might not have gotten him, but it was close enough that Rick Renteria didn’t challenge it. Ben Zobrist had a trio of knocks from the leadoff spot as the Cubs dominated the White Sox.
The White Sox are going to have their ups and downs over the next few years. Maybe Renteria will get to stay on and be part of the success. But eventually, the Sox and Cubs have adopted similar patterns to build their tree of success. The Cubs have reached theirs. But will the White Sox? With players like Yoan Moncada, Dylan Cease and Eloy Jimenez? Their future is bright. Just exactly how bright it will be remains to be determined.
The Cubs have every starter under contract until 2020. So when looking at the group, who has the potential to be the biggest star? Many people would say Yu Darvish, because, well? He seems the obvious choice. And who knows, maybe he’ll turn out just fine. But our guess? Jose Quintana. He’s been a rock since he came into this league, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
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