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Cubs 2, Marlins 1: Welcome home, Willson Contreras!

The Cubs were getting shut out on one hit by a not-very-great Marlins team and honestly, there wasn’t much to this game, which was dragging by at a pretty slow pace. Until the eighth inning, when not-traded Willson Contreras, who had received several warm ovations earlier in the contest, slammed a home run into the left-field bleachers with Nick Madrigal on base. Rowan Wick finished things off in the ninth and the Cubs ended a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Marlins on a gorgeous summer afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Even Cubs’ team store thought Willson Contreras was being traded

Willson Contreras, to the surprise of many, is still a Chicago Cub after the MLB Trade Deadline came and went earlier this week. This apparently even came as a stunner to the Cubs’ official team store at Wrigley Field, as Chicago Tribune columnist Paul Sullivan pointed out that the star catcher’s jersey had been taken off the shelves. Even Nick Madrigal, who is batting .222 with no home runs and two RBIs in his first season with the Cubs, has a jersey up on a hanger in the shop. In the lead-up to the deadline, there were all sorts of rumors and...

Everyone With The Cubs Thought Willson Contreras Was Gone

To many people’s surprises, the Chicago Cubs did not trade Willson Contreras at the trade deadline this year. Many teams were said to be in on the Contreras sweepstakes, but it appears that each of the suitors found the Cubs asking price to be too high. Even those closely...

Watch: Willson Contreras Goes Deep in St. Louis in 1st Inning

Willson Contreras is still a member of the Chicago Cubs, something most of us did not expect but were pleasantly surprised to learn on Tuesday after the trade deadline. Contreras was quite happy as well, and there’s reason to believe that it’s now more likely the Cubs will be able to sign him to an extension. We’ll see about that.
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Cubs' Willson Contreras: Hits 15th home run

Contreras went 2-for-8 with a walk, a double, a solo home run and two runs scored across both games of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. Contreras did his damage early in the matinee, taking St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas deep in the first inning. The catcher, who perhaps surprisingly didn't leave Chicago before the trade deadline, now has 15 home runs and an .835 OPS this season. He should be primed for a strong finish to the year in a familiar environment, though the 41-63 Cubs may opt to mix in some rest days.

Willson Contreras and Ian Happ are excited to stay with the Chicago Cubs — but their long-term futures remain uncertain

The image of Ian Happ and Willson Contreras embracing in the home dugout at Wrigley Field represented a moment of goodbyes for what appeared to await the Chicago Cubs All-Stars. That moment one week ago now becomes a reminder of the ups and downs leading up to the trade deadline, the uncertainties of the unknown. Both players thought that July 26 day was their last at Wrigley in a Cubs ...