MLB Rumors: 4 Potential Trade Partners for Cubs' Willson Contreras

John Healy
November 09, 2019 - 9:45 am

The MLB offseason is still in its early stages, but ESPN's Jeff Passan dropped an interesting little nugget on Friday night: multiple teams around the league believe the Chicago Cubs could trade 27-year-old catcher Willson Contreras.

Contreras is a two-time All-Star and is coming off a career-best season in which he slashed .272/.355/.533 with 24 home runs and 64 RBIs. What makes him even more attractive is that he is under team control through 2022, and is projected to make $4.5 million next season in arbitration — a bargain.

The Cubs have 26-year-old catcher Victor Caratini, who would take the reins should Contreras be dealt.

Of course, this is still all very early, but Contreras' value is high right now and the Cubs could haul in a robust return if he is dealt. Here are some teams we believe could be interested in Contreras: