It’s a fairly widespread belief that the Chicago Cubs are more than set behind the dish in Willson Contreras. That being said, this team could use a quality backup.
There are few backstops in the game today that truly qualify as a head-turner. That being said, the Chicago Cubs are lucky enough to have a catcher who ranks in the upper echelon of Major League talent in Willson Contreras. However, Contreras alone is not enough.
The club finds itself in an awkward position moving into next season. While Contreras is clearly the guy for Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon, the likelihood that former top catching prospect Victor Caratini remains with the team long-term is, unfortunately, shrinking by the day.
It is, therefore, necessary to understand the importance for the Cubs to find a backup option to Contreras this offseason if they do make the difficult decision to move on from Caratini. Enter Kurt Suzuki.