Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras revealed that there have been no extension talks with the team.
While most of the fan-favorite players were traded by the Chicago Cubs before the deadline last summer, catcher Willson Contreras stayed put at Wrigley Field. Contreras is loved by people in Chicago and they want him in town for the long haul.
It’s up in the air if that’s going to be the case. There’s been plenty of trade speculation surrounding Contreras, while talks of a potential extension have also been rumored. However, the backstop said he hasn’t spoken with the front office about a new contract yet.
Cubs fans are not happy Chicago isn’t prioritizing a Contreras extension
What is Chicago waiting for? That’s what Cubs fans want to know, as they’re quite disappointed with the latest update from Contreras. With the 29-year-old stud being a free agent next season, Contreras could leave town next winter.
That’s the last thing Cubs fans want to see happen, as they’re hoping an extension can be reached. Contreras clearly is open to the idea, but he doesn’t want any negotiations to take place during the season. If that’s the case, then the Cubs don’t have much time to get things done. Opening Day is set for April 7 and Contreras will want to focus on the season instead of discussing figures.
Contreras is a three-time All-Star and he’s hit at least 20 home runs in three of his six seasons with the Cubs. He’s known for his defensive work as well, with Contreras throwing out countless would-be stealers out who have tried to test his strong right arm.
The longer Chicago waits to work an extension, the less likely something will get signed. If the Cubs want to keep fans happy, they’ll find a way to make Contreras happy as well.