Chicago Cubs News: tipping our cap to Willson Contreras

Thomas Erbe
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Chicago Cubs News: tipping our cap to Willson Contreras

Contreras is moving on and he is happy about his decision. And why shouldn't he be? The Cubs for whatever reason decided he is not a piece they envision for the "next great Cubs team." Now he goes across the river to their biggest rival to try to prove them wrong over fifteen times a year for the next half-decade. I would have done the exact same thing.

When he returns to Wrigley for the first time in May, he will receive the largest standing ovation for a Cardinal at the friendly confines since Dexter Fowler came back post-championship. Even thereafter, he deserves the love and respect he gave us for so long for the remainder of his career. Our thanks and gratitude for what he meant to all of us cannot be measured but with a tip of the cap every time he comes "home."

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As for the Cubs and us fans, it's time for us to also move forward. Contreras is not a player you can just replace, but a smart and athletic catcher is going to be needed (right now) if this team is going to compete soon. Come February, we all hope we have the pieces needed to start the quest to give our 2016 trophy a friend.

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