Negotiations between the Chicago Cubs and Willson Contreras for a long-term deal look dead in the water with the latest update.
You know everything is bad for you Chicago Cubs and Willson Contreras when they couldn’t even page before the MLB arbitration time limit. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Wilson filed $10.25 million and Chicago returned with $9 million.
So the team responded by asking Contreras to raise over $1 million? That obviously won’t go well as the star recedes forward.
Cubs fans furious with Chicago front office
This latest update from Feinsand comes with the future of Contreras with the club completely in the air. Contreras has said before this season that he and the Cubs have yet to discuss a long-term extension. Commercial rumors have also been flying around.
This season will be completely different for the Cubs, with Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javy Baez are not on the Opening Day list. Contreras has stayed at Wrigley Field and people across the city are calling on the team to keep him around for the long haul.
However, how can Chicago expect to complete a new contract with Contreras if they are going to change him in such a short time as this leading up to the 2022 campaign? It just doesn’t make sense and it has a lot of fans out there blasting the front office on Twitter.
If Contreras was upset before, he is certainly more upset now. If the Cubs were serious about prioritizing him, they would definitely treat him better than this. We’ll see if the two can get to the same page, but it looks like news of the extension is coming soon.
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