Willson Contreras was one of the few Chicago Cubs stars to not be traded in Friday's deadline day fire sale, and he's quite happy to still call Wrigley Field home.
In fact, the two-time All-Star catcher is already looking forward to serving as a big part of the next great Cubs teams. Although the club is now shifting directions, Contreras is very open to signing on long term and being the centerpiece of the upcoming rebuild.
"I would love to stay here. I love Chicago. I love my city. I love the team," Contreras said, according to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic. "This is the only team that I've played for. If they want to rebuild around me, I'm open to talks."
Contreras broke out as a rookie on the Cubs' historic 2016 championship team and has since evolved into their everyday catcher. He's enjoying another solid season behind the plate, hitting .236/.345/.441 with 17 homers, 37 RBIs, and four stolen bases in 93 games.