3 former Chicago Cubs players we'll be glad are gone, and 2 we'll wish stayed
Glad he's gone: Willson Contreras
Former Cubs catcher Willson Contreras had a lot of good years in Chicago, but he has decided to bash his former team multiple times following his defection to the St. Louis Cardinals. After months of speculation, and eventual expectation, that the slugging catcher would be moved at the 2022 trade deadline, he was still awkwardly on the roster for the rest of the year. This might have led to bad blood, or it might have been the reports about him not seeing eye-to-eye with manager David Ross about how to call games. Contreras has always been a hit first, catching ability second type of player as his game-calling and pitch framing skills always needed improvement. If his stubbornness to stick to a game plan was bogging down the Cubs pitching staff and causing a riff with the coaches, then St. Louis can have fun with that.