From The Post, “with the Cubs about to embark on a seven-game road trip and the MLB trade deadline a week away, it’s likely Willson Contreras has played his final game at Wrigley Field in a Cubs uniform.
Contreras is one of just six remaining players from Chicago’s 2016 World Series team. The Mets are reportedly one of the teams interested in the 30-year-old three-time All-Star catcher, but even if Contreras doesn’t end up in New York it’s almost certain he will end up somewhere other than the friendly confines.
Even Contreras, who was a rookie in 2016, seemed to realize that he was saying goodbye on Tuesday to the only organization he has ever known.
As “Go Cubs, Go” blared from the Wrigley speakers after the Cubs’ 4-2 win over the Pirates — their sixth in a row — Tuesday afternoon, an emotional Contreras embraced many of his teammates. If it wasn’t goodbye, it sure felt like it.”
Ian Happ has been the subject of trade rumors as well as the Cubs continue their rebuild. Though he said he doesn’t want his Cubs journey to end, it may be doing so soon. The 27-year-old outfielder put his cap over his heart and waved to the fans in the outfield before jogging off the field.
Happ, who made his Cubs debut in 2017, went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. He’s slashing .282/.367/.445 with nine home runs, 44 RBIs and 43 runs and made his first appearance in the All-Star Game this year.
Reliever David Robertson is also likely to be dealt. The 37-year-old right-handed reliever was given a second straight day off from relief duty on Tuesday.
Robertson, who has 14 saves, a 1.83 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings this season, has also been rumored to be part of a potential deal involving the Mets.
After Tuesday’s victory, Contreras and Happ embraced the moment and each other.