There was talk throughout the offseason that the Chicago Cubs, for some reason, were seriously considering trading catcher Willson Contreras. Rumors were swirling for months, but the club wisely opted to hang on to the 27-year-old star. Given the unexpectedly hectic winter he's been forced to endure, Contreras probably entered Spring Training with an abundance of rage. Well, Willy put that anger to good use against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday by clobbering a booming solo home run in the Cubs' first Cactus League clash.
That's probably the best way Contreras could have announced his arrival to Spring Training. If this is a sign of things to come, the Cubs will look all the more foolish for entertaining the thought of offloading the two-time All-Star.