The Chicago Cubs aren’t having a really good year at all. They are one of the worst teams in the National League that are only going to get worse before the trade deadline arrives. One of their biggest trade deadline assets, however, is going to give Cubs fans one last thing to smile about.
Willson Contreras was voted in to be the starting catcher for the National League All-Stars at the 2022 MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. He deserves it as he has been one of the best catchers in the National League up to this point.
This could (and probably should) be the last big thing for Willson Contreras in a Chicago Cubs uniform. He has been an unreal player for them for a long time. Of course, his career-defining moment was in 2016 when he helped the Cubs end a 108-year World Series drought.
A guy like that is going to be a legend in town forever. It is unfortunate that the Cubs have gone down this route because now it is unlikely that he will be gone by the time they are good again. From a baseball fan’s point of view, it will be fun to see him potentially play for a contender again.
Willson Contreras is going to represent the Chicago Cubs at the All-Star Game.
Contreras is going to be on a stacked National League squad. Paul Goldschmidt will be the first baseman, Jazz Chisholm Jr will be at second, Trea Turner is at shortstop, and Manny Machado is at third to round out the infield.
In the outfield, you have Ronald Acuna Jr, Mookie Betts, and Joc Pederson with Bryce Harper as the designated hitter. Harper is injured and will not be available to start. It is an incredible team that is going to put up a fight against an equally as incredible American League team.
Seeing Willson Contreras there is going to be so great. He deserves to be there amongst the greatest stars in Major League Baseball. He might not be a part of the future but he is a huge part of the past. Celebrating him as a Chicago Cub will be great for the fans.