Contreras will likely be on a new team next season (David Banks - USA Today Sports)
Contreras will likely be on a new team next season (David Banks - USA Today Sports)

MLB reporter on Willson Contreras: "He's gone for sure"


by - Senior Editor -

It's not looking good for a Cubs reunion with catcher Willson Contreras.

USA Today's Bog Nightengale believes that Contreras will sign with a new team.

"He's gone, for sure. The Cubs really had no interest in keeping him," Nightengale said on NBC's Sports Sunday. "They talked about a contract last spring, and that was pretty much it.

The Cubs were hopeful to get something decent for him at the trade deadline but there were no takers.

"They couldn't get what they wanted to trade down the line, which may scare him a little bit – the fact that nobody was willing to offer any amount to something better than a draft pick the Cubs would get. So he'll walk, and we'll see where he ends up."

For the season, Contreras hit .243 with 22 homers and 55 RBIs.

The Cubs will make him a qualifying offer for around $19 million in case he has no takers this offseason in free agency.

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