Willson Contreras should be the Cubs’ All-Star Game representative

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There have been plenty of news stories this year surrounding the Cubs’ 30-year-old catcher, Willson Contreras. He has been the topic of conversation as the next bargaining chip in trade talks for months.

It’s easy to see why so many teams would be interested in the veteran backstop. He is passionate about winning, highly productive at his position, and he’s a leader in the clubhouse.

Contreras is already a two-time All-Star with the Chicago Cubs. To be there a third time – he will need help from the Northside faithful. Fans get to vote for their favorite players and those individuals will be starters during the game.

Vote Willson Contreras into the All-Star Game starting lineup

This year is a little different than in years past. There are two rounds of voting. Contreras received the most votes for any National League catcher in the first round of this year’s mid-summer classic. As of Thursday, he is leading all NL catchers with hits, average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, on-base plus slugging percentage, and runs scored.

He is currently going up against Travis d’Arnaud from the Atlanta Braves during the final round.  He will need our support to be sent to Los Angeles for this game.  The voting will end on July 8, 2022, at 1:59 pm EDT.

The Cubs catcher told the Chicago Sun-Times about the possibility of being selected again,

"“It would be nice for me, my family, and the city of Chicago, who have my back and support (me).“  He also said, “And doing it with the Cubs also, it means everything to me.”"

He has spent his entire professional baseball career in the Cubs organization.  After the fire sale from the organization at the 2021 trade deadline – most insiders believe the front office will be shopping Contreras this time around.

Even if his days at Wrigley are numbered, fans will continue to thank him for his service and for bringing home a long-awaited World Series championship in 2016 to the Northside.  Let’s do our part in thanking him for another great season by sending him to Hollywood where the All-Star game will be played on Tuesday, July 19th at Dodger Stadium.

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