On Friday, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported that the Chicago Cubs would consider trading starting catcher Willson Contreras, who has established himself as one of the best players at the position over the last three campaigns.
When you couple his production -- he was an All-Star in both 2018 and 2019 -- with his cheap salary (he's scheduled to make just $4.5 million in 2020), Contreras will have a plethora of teams vying for his services. But which clubs should pursue the 27-year-old?
San Diego Padres
The Padres had a disappointing 2019 season, finishing 26 games below .500 at 70-92. However, they boast some of the most promising young talent in MLB and are prepared to make a splash this offseason to get them over the hump. Where San Diego needs the most help, however, is the catcher position. Starter Austin Hedges slashed an abysmal .176/.252/.311 to go with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs across 312 at bats.