• Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras plays the hero in his ‘homecoming' - and is ready to talk with Jed Hoyer at anytime

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    Willson Contreras ran into Chicago Cubs President Jed Hoyer von Friday morning for the first time since Hoyer decided Tuesday to keep his All-Star catcher for the rest of the season.
    “I saw him early in the morning when I was doing my workouts,” Contreras said Friday after the Cubs' 2-1 win against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. “He just passed by me and said ‘Hi.'
    “But at any moment we will talk. We're here. That's the most important thing.”
    Whether Contreras will remain with the Cubs after the 2022 season is anyone's guess, but at least he has almost two months to convince Hoyer why...
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  • Column: Back to the future sequel begins for the rebuilding Chicago Cubs as they hold auditions to see who sticks around

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    Chicago Cubs fans were supposed to get their first glimpse of the post-Willson Contreras era Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
    Contreras received a big send-off July 26, receiving several standing ovations and hugs on what was widely assumed to be his final day at Wrigley as a Cub.
    Of course that turned out to be a false assumption, one of many made by those of us trying to predict the decision-making of team President Jed Hoyer.
    Last year most thought at least one of the “Big Three” - Javier Báez, Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo - would be retained. Hoyer dealt all three. And on Tuesday...
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