Willson Contreras RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs' Willson Contreras leads list of MLB trade candidates who, surprisingly, went nowhere

    CBS Sports "The 2022 MLB trade deadline came and went on Tuesday, and the occasion was of course notable for the number of headline-grabbing trades that went down -- meaning, mostly, the whopper that landed Juan Soto in San Diego. Now, though, let's take a moment to pay heed to the players..." August 03

  • Another Team Joins Mets In Sweepstakes For Cubs Catcher Willson Contreras

    Side Action "Where will Willson Contreras land with just hours until today’s MLB Trade Deadline? For a while now, it’s seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Cubs backstop will be dealt prior to today’s deadline, and now that Juan Soto has been dealt to the Padres, perhaps..." August 02

  • Mets focus now on Tigers relievers, no traction in Willson Contreras trade

    Sportsnaut "As fellow World Series contenders have made some notable moves in the last 24 hours, the New York Mets have yet to make a big splash before the MLB trade deadline. And it seems that a move for an impact talent is unlikely to happen unless you’re a Mets fan hoping for bullpen..." August 02

  • Willson Contreras, David Robertson Trade Package Discussed by Mets, Cubs

    SI "Remember that potential blockbuster trade between the Mets and Cubs around last year's deadline, which got cut in half and resulted in Javier Baez and Trevor Williams for Pete Crow-Armstrong?  Well, it sounds like the Mets are making a play for..." July 26

  • MLB Trade Deadline: 3 Potential Landing Spots for Willson Contreras

    Sportsbook Review "Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is expected to be traded ahead of the upcoming trade deadline.  The 30-year-old backstop will become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2022 season, and the Cubs have the third worst record in the National..." July 26

  • Teams Worry How Willson Contreras Would Mesh with New Pitchers

    Bleacher Report "The likelihood of Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras being moved before the Aug. 2 deadline remains high, but the three-time All-Star may have to play a different position for a new club. Per ESPN's Jeff Passan, "multiple teams" are concerned about..." July 26

  • Mets, Astros contacted Cubs about Willson Contreras

    The Score "The New York Mets and Houston Astros are among the teams to have contacted the Chicago Cubs regarding the availability of catcher Willson Contreras, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. The San Francisco Giants are also searching for..." July 26

  • 3 best destinations for Cubs' Willson Contreras

    Clutch Points "If last year was any indication, it’s that the Chicago Cubs aren’t afraid to do the unpopular. Last year’s MLB trade deadline was a painful one for Cubs fans, as they watched the team deal 2016 World Series heroes Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant. This..." July 06

  • Ranking Cubs' Willson Contreras' Potential Landing Spots Amid Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "As of right now, you can find Willson Contreras behind the plate for the Chicago Cubs and also in the No. 1 spot for All-Star votes among National League catchers. Come the other side of Major League Baseball's Aug. 2 trade deadline, who knows? Contreras has..." June 22

  • Evaluating 3 ideal Willson Contreras trade destinations

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is enjoying the best season of his career and is the biggest name being floated in MLB trade rumors this summer. With his team willing to flip the All-Star slugger for prospects before he departs in free agency, a trade seems..." June 21

  • Mets’ level of interest in trading for Cubs’ Willson Contreras, revealed

    Clutch Points "Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras could soon end up finding a new home in the majors ahead of this season’s trade deadline. The New York Post’s Jon Heyman noted that a “big price tag” is predicted for Contreras, who is set to become a free agent..." June 17

  • Looking For A Match In A Willson Contreras Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "This year’s Aug. 2 trade deadline is just over seven weeks away, and while some names won’t become obvious candidates to move until five or even six weeks from now, others have been evident for more than a year. That’s more true of Cubs catcher Willson Contreras than..." June 14

  • Astros unlikely trade fit for Cubs’ Willson Contreras? Will Aaron Judge, Yankees reach arbitration hearing?

    The Athletic "It’s the time of year when everyone plays general manager, but some potential trades are not as logical as they might appear. Consider the Astros, whose OPS at catcher is the second-lowest in the majors, and the Cubs’ Willson Contreras, whose OPS at the position is..." June 13

  • Willson Contreras expected to seek $100 million contract in free agency, examining trade value

    Sportsnaut "While the Chicago Cubs sit near the bottom of the MLB standings, All-Star catcher Willson Contreras is enjoying a phenomenal season that is boosting his trade value and his asking price in free agency next winter. Contreras, age, 30, is one of the lone bright spots in the Cubs..." June 10

  • Cubs, Willson Contreras Avoid Arbitration With $9.625-Million Deal

    NBC Chicago "The Cubs and Willson Contreras avoided an arbitration hearing Thursday with an 11th-hour agreement overnight on a one-year contract, sources said Thursday morning. The deal is for $9.625 million, the exact midpoint of the arbitration numbers filed by Contreras ($10.25 million) and the..." June 09

  • Willson Contreras Grabbed Max Muncy's Junk on a Wild Pitch

    The Big Lead "The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are facing off on Sunday Night Baseball and a really weird thing happened. During a fourth inning at-bat, Cubs catcher Willson Contreras grabbed Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy in the crotch while chasing a wild pitch thrown by Justin..." May 09

  • Cubs’ contract plans for Willson Contreras amid trade rumors

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Cubs are kicking off the 2022 MLB season in front of their home fans. As they look to bounce back after trading away most of their World Series-winning core, they have yet to figure out the contract for one of the players that remains: catcher Willson..." April 07

  • Willson Contreras’ Social Media Activity Hints He’s Fed Up With Cubs Organization

    Awesemo "Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras must feel like the last man standing after the team’s sell-spree at last year’s Trade Deadline. Contreras now finds himself as the lone position player from the Cubs core that included Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo. And..." March 15

  • Cubs’ Willson Contreras: If no extension, free agency would be ‘dream come true’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs catcher Willson Contreras launched a baseball over the fence in left-center field during batting practice Sunday, Major League Baseball’s official reporting date for spring training. A video of that easy swing prompted a predictable response from Cubs fans on Twitter: Give..." March 15