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"wilson contreras" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio

03:51 min | Last week

"wilson contreras" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

"Roads in about 90 seconds, a crash involving a semi taking out a couple of lanes on the Stevenson. This hour's smart quiz question about 5 minutes away, 7 16. Time for a new Mercedes Benz from lober motors in Lincoln wood now sports sponsored by the American Heart Association. Here's Josh. Good morning. He runs with a skill of a first round pick, but with the chip modest shoulder of an actual 6th rounder, the bears. Khalil Herbert's breakout season is breaking down, though. He'll miss at least the next four weeks while on injured reserve with a hip injury. Herbert is part of a three headed monster that leads the NFL in Russia over 201 yards per game. Jeff Jones went one on one with Herbert recently. There are people that always say, and I know it's going to irritate you. Probably should. Running backs are a dime a dozen. You can get them anywhere. And it keeps being proven over and over again. How do you feel about that when you hear a statement like that? You know, I feel a little disrespected. You know, 'cause I feel like you can't find them everywhere. There's gonna be a lot of good backs that fall. You know, just 'cause certain different things. But, you know, there's very few that stand out, I feel like. Now, with Herbert standing out, but on the sidelines for at least four weeks, look for trust in Abner to pick up some of the slack behind David Montgomery. Bayless Jones junior available to return kicks, but no bears decisions been announced there. They'll get the falcons practice off the ground this afternoon and at three and 7 play the four and 6 falcons on the road Sunday exclusive coverage of the game starts live from Atlanta at 9 a.m. here on the home of the bears. That's a hard no from Wilson Contreras to the cubs and three time all star catcher turns down the cubs qualifying offer one year 19.6 million becomes a free agent. Anthony Rizzo back with the Yankees two years in a team option. Buck showalter, the first person to win four manager of the year awards with four different teams. Yankees rangers Orioles, and now the mets, the AL manager of the year, Cleveland's Terry Franco. Blackhawks blues are the UC tonight, the bulls take on a pelicans team in New Orleans and beat them by four here in Chicago last week. Northwestern's three and O with a 12 point win at Georgetown. Josh, news radio, one of 5 9 WWF. It's 7 18 traffic and weather together on the 8 sponsored by Comcast business here's boudin. Well, that escalated quickly on the outbound side of the Stevenson traffic is jam packed now, stop and go basically from kez all the way to just past Cicero and saw because we have a crash involving a semi, the two right lanes are blocked, that leaves a singular left lane open for traffic and that's why your jam packed miserably on the southbound trip on the Stevenson is going to cost you 35 minutes from du Sabo Lake to drive out to the tri state totally right now 43 out to three 55 because all that traffic is funneled just into the left lane on the inbound side of the Stevenson a one hour trip from three 55 to the lakefront, 49 minutes in from the tri state right now. The edens and mount jam solid from two E onto the Kennedy 32 minutes from Lake cook, just 17 out to Lake cook road, though, the Kennedy on the inbound an hour, 20 from O'Hare. It's 40 minutes in from the junction in the local lanes, but in those locals past Fullerton got a report of a crash looks like at least one lanes blocks. You might want to head over to the express lanes, they'll save you a couple minutes on the inbound trip. The op bound Kennedy 21 to montrose 38 out to O'Hare on the eisner in about an hour 15 from the Jane Adams in the burner changed today 55 in from Anaheim 23 out to manheim and 41 minutes down to I 90, the Dan Ryan and mount costing you 32 minutes to get from 95th into the burn interchange both in the local and the express lanes, the outbound Dan Ryan's okay. 57 inbound along with bishop Ford both are 25 minute drives from my 80 of the Dan Ryan right now. Do sobble lakeshore drive northbound heavy from soldier field through grant park southbound starting to see delays building from north avenue into the slick oak street curve. The tri state tollway on the northbound side were pretty heavy from Roosevelt to the grand avenue, but the southbound side of the tri state's looking okay. The Jane Adams told away on the eastbound side, no mainline delays but on the ramp to northbound 53 a semi jackknife ended up over in the ditch here, so we're seeing some pretty heavy traffic in that interchange of I 90 and route 53. Reagan told me no major delays three 55 north down, still heavy from 75th street up to the Reagan tollway from an earlier crash. Around 53 in the northwest suburbs, no major problems. I 80s okay in northwestern Indiana we're looking pretty great. Traffic sponsored by Comcast business save on your wireless bill with Comcast business mobile on the most reliable 5G network, Comcast

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Contreras, Cubs keep rallying, edge Brewers 6-5 in 11th

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 3 months ago

Contreras, Cubs keep rallying, edge Brewers 6-5 in 11th

"The cubs picked up their 5th straight win by downing the reeling brewers 6 5 and 11 innings Wilson Contreras slammed the two run Homer in the 5th inning and ended it with a single bit scored Rafael Ortega Milwaukee took the lead in the 11th on an RBI grounder but Patrick wisdom doubled home automatic runner Nico Horner to tie it The brewers were won out from a 9 inning victory until Nick madrigal singled home wisdom to tie it It was madrigal's third single of the game Woolly adamus belted a two run Homer that put the brew crew ahead three two in the 8th inning I'm Dave fairy

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:48 min | 3 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

"To his south side home. The blue angels are back, W J's coming wells with the tails. You'll hear that sound quite a bit over the next few days and into the weekend as the Chicago air and water show returns to the lakefront, the show will begin at 10 o'clock in the morning and runs through two in the afternoon Saturday and Sunday and admission is free. The show could be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to oak street with north avenue beach as the focal point. Kevin wells, WGN. WGN sports, Josh Friedman. The bears improved to two and zero in the preseason with a 27 11 win in Seattle. The first team offense played one drive Justin Fields, 5 or 7 with a couple of nice connections to Cole commence. The White Sox get blown out by the Astros 21 to 5 and split their four game series with Houston. They open a huge weekend set at first place Cleveland tonight. Wilson Contreras Homer's twice has the cubs beat the Orioles in a makeup game from Baltimore. They start an 8 game home stand the afternoon against the brewers. And the big tent lands a $7 billion media deal with Fox, NBC, and CBS. Josh Friedman WGN sports. The forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center meteorologist to meet your savory. Friday's high temperature will be 85° sunshine early, clouds on the increase during the day, Saturday we're up to about 81 while scattered showers and thunderstorms they'll be likely for much of the morning and afternoon. On Sunday we're dry early in the day, a chance for showers and storms later, a high temperature 79, and Monday, sunshine returns were back to work with a high of about 78. I'm WGN meteorologist ivory. Right now, mostly clear sky out there 69° at O'Hare 71

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:52 min | 3 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on WTOP

"Moving people and innovation forward. Now over to rob woodfork. All right, the mystics trying to close out the Seattle storm, they lead now 77 75. We've got under 5 minutes left to go in regulation and Elena delle donne has taken over. This game in the second half, she's scored a game high 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting. She's actually made her last 6 shots leading four mystics and double figures, the backcourt has been The X Factor Natasha cloud and aerial Atkins with 32 points combined, they have held jewel Lloyd to only one field goal in just 7 points in this contest. The nationals and Padres still tied one a piece in San Diego. We're in the bottom of the 7th inning now out west il tomorrow Vargas. The only two Nats hit to the knights so far that includes the solo home run that represents the lone score and a ball Sanchez. He won't get his first win of the season, but he did have one of his best outings of the year, struck out four in 5 innings issued two walks and only gave up a Manny Machado home run. That was the only hit. He gave up in the game, the Orioles gave up a pair of Wilson Contreras home runs they lose to the cubs three to two, so the O's two and a half out of the last AL wild card spots, the Washington commanders last practice today. Before the trip to Kansas City for preseason game number two, Washington stopped three guards all banged up, so the plan for the starters to play the first half. We'll see what happens. Deshaun Watson now dealing with an unpaid 11 game suspension, a $5 million fine. He will have to pass some counseling requirements in order to return to the field, which would be in time for that third week 13 matchup against his former team in Houston. Rob woodfork WTO sports

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 Contreras hits 2 homers, Cubs outlast contending O's 3-2

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 months ago

Contreras hits 2 homers, Cubs outlast contending O's 3-2

"Wilson Contreras and Adrian Samson pushed the cubs past the Orioles three two Contreras had the tenth multi Homer game of his career opening the scoring with a blast in the 6th He and Rafael Ortega hit back to back homers in the 8th inning to make it three zero Samson struck out 6 and limited the birds to four hits over 5 and two thirds shutout innings He out dueled Spencer Watkins who has reached for just a run in 5 hits over 5 and two thirds Baltimore scored twice in the 8th before falling for the fourth time in 6 games The game was a makeup of a June 8th reign out I'm Dave ferry

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

03:38 min | 4 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"This Jacob to grab fellow? One of those hard throwing flamethrowing prospects. Spindly guy. Just to have long hair. I think you should grow the hair back. I think so too. The mets got Darren ruff for JD Davis and three pitchers with the names of the big haul to you. That felt like a lot for Darren rough. Yeah, it did. The pitcher's name Seymour sepak and zwack. I enjoyed very much. They also added Michael givens from the cubs for an a ball pitcher and then prior to the deadline they had picked up Tyler naquin and Daniel vogelbach. So now I guess they've got a platoon partner for Vogue. Yeah, they're gonna voltron together like a really good option there. Yeah. So, you know, I know that people were wish casting Soto to the mets to, but that never felt like a fit to me. Right. And I mean, they are another team that could have used Wilson Contreras, right? Yeah, so let's talk about this. Why isn't Wilson Contreras on the mess? I do not know, or any team other than the cubs. What was going on there? No hap trade, no concerted trade. Well, and like if they weren't blown away, then fine. Here's another question for the mets, so you haven't gotten Wilson Contreras. You want to compete for the World Series. Is there a reason that Francisco Alvarez is still in the minor leagues? What are we doing? Yeah, I mean, they really could use help at catcher Wilson concertos was right there, so I don't know if the price was way too high for it. I wonder. Cubs are not new to trading away players at the deadline, so they should have some idea of what realistic expectations are there. And if they weren't met for some reason, then that confuses me that a team like the mets was not willing to do that. So one of the big surprises of deadline days that Wilson Contreras is a public. And Ian happ can keep hugging each other. For the rest of the season. Yeah, it's pretty, it's pretty shocking. I mean, we don't assign a ton of pre writes for the deadline because, you know, there's variability about whether guys move. Like we had, you know, we had some Soto content in the can, right before we came into today, and smart of you to anticipate that. Yeah, we had some Castillo content like ready to go and we had some Monta stuff ready to go. And then we had contrary to stuff ready to go. I'm sure JJ didn't forget to use it. I mean, I'm happy for cups fans because they get to keep watching, you know, Contreras and they get to keep watching happen. That's exciting because they're not getting that team stripped down quite the way that we thought they would, but yeah, I kind of can't account for it. I do wonder. And we will never get a completely accurate TikTok of these things, but you know, you just really have to wonder, how much did the Soto of it all throw everything off? Like, I did hear from a couple of people in front offices that like the entire deadline was just kind of weird for them because of Soto. It's like we want this guy and bad team will not talk to us because they're with this Soto thing and they don't know what they're going to have at the end of it. And so I do wonder like, is it just that the market didn't crystallize quickly enough for Chicago to feel like they were getting what they wanted? I don't know. It's weird. It's like, I hope they keep hugging. Yeah. You know? It's nice to Hogan lower stakes moments. Yeah, you don't have to hug when you think it's going to be the last stop opportunity. Right. To do it, you can. Yeah. As long as everybody wants to hug. You should say, hey, are you a hugger? And then if they say, yeah, like hugging is nice.

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

05:04 min | 4 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Here's a team that hasn't been there since 2001. They've had some close brushes, including last year, didn't make it. And I have an American League manager saying, well, they're in now because they got that guy. I mean, buster, Luis Castillo has been really good lately. He's a difference maker. He can turn a non contender, maybe into a contender and maybe a contender into a champion. I'm not saying the Mariners are better than the Astros, the Yankees, but that's another element, but the only way you get better is if you overpay once in a while and they really paid a lot for Luis Castillo. All right, the three teams that are being talked about the most, around Juan Soto, the player all waiting to hear about cardinals, Padres, and Dodgers, among those three teams, which team needs to make a deal for him the most. Well, I'm with you, buster. I don't know if you still believe it. I still think the Padres need him the most. The Padres are in a fight to win a playoff spot. They didn't win a playoff spot last year. They got everyone excited. And I think you look at their lineup, even when Fernando tatis junior comes back. And I think there are bad short. I think they're pitching is really good. And I think they would be beyond dangerous team if they were to get one Soto and go to tease junior's Soto and Manny Machado for the next three postseasons. I would take my chances with that. The pitching that they have. The cardinals of course need Juan Soto, the question is, do they need a starting pitcher or two even more? So does that get in the way of the Cardinals making a deal? And the Dodgers are 35 games over 500 right now and all sorts of things having gone wrong. I can see them saying we have everything it takes to get them, look at our lineup while we put Soto in it, but I'm going to put them as third as certainly third on someone who needs a team that needs Juan Soto because they don't need much. They're that good. Yeah, am I going to be talking with Jessie Rogers coming up here at my theory on the Dodgers is that they're goosing the Padres. They're trying to drive up the price, but that makes sense for you. Of course, those teams don't like each other. They're in the same division. Doctors could do whatever they want now with the money and resources they have. And they may say, let's get involved in this. And then the Padres are going to have to give up one more prospect, then they want to give up and let's make them do that. Let's make it hurt if they're going to get one Soto on their team. Last night, it looks like Wilson Contreras played his last game with the cubs and he's going to get traded, probably sometime on Tuesday based on what I was told over the weekend. The team's most mentioned in regards to him, the raise, the Astros, the Padres, when I've done radio about Contreras over the weekend, Tim, I've mentioned that, look, he's a all star, three time all star. He's a terrific offensive player, but I hear this over and over and over again from interested teams or teams that have at least taken a look at him. His defense is a concern. And they worry about catcher coming in and trying to meld with a pitching staff with just two months to go. What have you heard? Yeah, that's really hard to do. Look, the rays are so desperate for another hitter, at least to me. Even though they got David Peralta, I think they would put Wilson Contreras behind the plate and say, we'll figure this out. And yet, the rays win because of all the little things that make them better. And that's the coordination between the catcher and the pitcher. And if that doesn't work and they're only real strength right now, they're pitching is limited somehow because they don't have the right catcher. Maybe he goes somewhere else. The Astros catching has been so weak offensively. Can you imagine dusty baker adding Wilson Contreras to that lineup? I think dusty's the type that would say, look, we'll give up a little bit on framing here to get that guy's back in the order and they're hitting under 200 last I checked as a unit to catch in Houston. That might make them a World Series champion if they were to get Wilson get dressed. I understand the defense, but every once in a while, you got to say, this guy's going to hit a bunch of homers when he shows up. Jacob McGrath will return to the mets rotation on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals. It'll be more than a year to him, about a year and a month is his last outing in the big leagues. What do you expect? I'm really confused as to what to expect. Every time it goes out there, I expect him to be dominant because she's great. He's one of the best pictures we've ever seen. But you take a year away from this game, and now you're pitching on the biggest stage with all this pressure in the middle of a pen and race, I don't know what to expect. But my guess is he's going to pitch. He's going to pitch four or 5 innings. He's going to be really good and they're going to get him out of there. I know I've

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The Latest in sports

AP News Radio

01:59 min | 4 months ago

The Latest in sports

"AP sports I'm David Schuster lots of baseball Tuesday and we begin in New York with the subway series between the Yankees and the mets Tom Marion fills us in The mets won the first game of a rare subway series with both New York teams in first place 6 to three over the Yankees The angst jumped out to an early two zero lead as Aaron judge and Anthony Rizzo hit homers on consecutive pitches off Taiwan walker in the top of the first It was judges 38th Homer this season but the Met struck back for four runs in the bottom of the ending on Homer's by starling Marte and Eduardo Escobar Pete Alonso had a key double in the rally This is just such a great team win and we had so many different guys contributing So this is a really good really good really good wind for us really good team win Alonso had three hits and a walk in the game as the mets maintained their two game lead in the NL east Meanwhile in Philadelphia Atlanta doubled up the Philly 6 to three with Spencer strider getting the victory for the braves Every lineup in the big leagues is challenging And the game is in my hands is the picture And so I don't really think too much about the strengths or weaknesses of the lineup that I'm facing It's more just sticking to my plan and trying to execute what I'm good at In Chicago the cubs won their 6th straight game but they're likely going to be big sellers at next week's trading deadline and that very well could include all star catcher Wilson Contreras Knowing everything that's happening around and I knew he would get to me at some point and which this day never came but it's about business I understand that I respect that And I love my team I love this My team is most other highlights Tuesday Shohei Ohtani hitting his 21st home run in an angels win at Kansas City and Milwaukee outlasted Minnesota in extra innings Pro football news wide receiver Julio Jones will soon sign a one year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati quarterback Joe burrow will soon undergo an appendectomy I'm David Shuster AP sports

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

Big Time Baseball

05:24 min | 4 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

"Baseball. And I know I know it seems like I'm being a Homer with the Padres here, but again, I keep thinking about what AJ preller traded to the rays to get his hands on Blake Snell. It was one hell of a haul for the Tampa Bay Rays. If that's what the rays got for Snell, I can't imagine what the Nats might get their hands on from the San Diego Padres for one Soto. Yeah, I mean, give up a lot for clever, doesn't look like you give up a lot for Darvish. You know, every trade is its own beast shall we say, but this guy is the most valuable of anybody that I think he will or has acquired and he loves him the most and it's going to be a lot. They've done a great job getting prospects. They're very good scouts in San Diego. They have to wear with all to do it. You know, you know, I don't think they would take that bad contract along with it. They don't have that kind of money. That's one advantage the Yankees or mets or team like that could do. They could take the Patrick Corbin, San Diego, I think it's going to have to rely on giving up the prospects. You know, you take on the 17 million of soda, which, you know, he's underpaid, as we know, even at 17 billion, but that's a fair amount of money for San Diego to take on. That's enough. They don't need to take on Corbin. They got prospects they can give up. And there's certainly going to be in the mix, you know, you hear St. Louis, you're San Diego at this point, showing that Dodgers can't forget them. They already have incredible lineup, we looked at it as an old timeline of going in and they performed as well or better than anybody offensively. I don't know that it's all time if they get Soto. I think at that point we could declare that's an all time great lap. And look, they've added in midstream Scherzer. Tray Turner, Darvish, Machado. I mean, they've done a great job with their get their prospects together as well and making those deals. So certainly the Dodgers are big player and this as well. And you know, I don't consider you a hometown guy, but it is your hometown teams that are really heavily in the mix other than St. Louis. Yeah, and St. Louis is a very unique team right now battling for that NL central and the other team you mentioned, the brewers, they're clearly going to be active. I do have a question for you. Sticking with that NL central. Wilson Contreras gave a very interesting interview yesterday, postgame kind of teared up feeling like that's going to be the last time he's ever going to talk to anybody while member of the cubs in Wrigley. What are you saying about his market? Because he's been linked to a couple of teams. We've even taught it months ago about the Met here. I even mentioned the White Sox might be a team that should be looking for him at the time when grand Dahl was hurt. But Mike zunino is out for the year now for the rays and the rays do need some offensive help. Do you think that the rays might go ahead and try and get their hands on Wilson Contreras? Sure. I mean, they are teams that surprised. I mean, who knows, you know, they tried for Freddie Freeman, you know, could they try for Soto? Who knows? You know, they've got prospects. They've got a good team. I personally never understood how they do it. Good for them. They've been able to do it. To me, this is not one of their best years. But you know, you add up to 13, they probably gonna make the playoffs either way. You know, once you're in the playoffs, you never know. I mean, to me, I think that's kind of a line delineation, the top 5 teams will include the braids in there with the Astros. Dodgers and two mets teams, those look like the 5 best teams. But once you're in a playoffs, you can make it, you can do it. Certainly. So I don't count the raise out for any of these guys. I mean, certainly Contreras could be in the mix for them. You could see San Diego potentially San Francisco up there a buyer, you know, the mets have been linked. They're certainly talking with the cubs. You know, it's interesting. I think they do like as a defensive player McCann and he's going to be back fairly soon. They paid a lot of money for him. But cadres could be that hitter mostly and do some catching gives a little bonus that he can catch as well. So I could see him for the mets as well. You know, you mentioned a few teams there. Is there a team that we're not thinking of? And when I say that, you mentioned the brewers in my first thought was, man, I have not thought about the brewers all week about the trade deadline. And you know they're going to be active. The Cardinals, clearly going to be active. The rays that a team I just mentioned to you. This is a team that might be active. Is there a team we're not thinking of that might be on the bubble really close that is going to be active that we're not thinking. Could Seattle be looking to add on while they're currently holding on to one of these wildcard spots? Is there another mystery team? You mentioned Texas. They're not a team that's super far out of it. Could they be looking to add on? Well, the mystery team term, I think we keep that for the free agency. Here, it shouldn't be a mystery which teams are going to be looking to buy anybody in the race can be a buyer, Seattle, certainly Jerry the GM has made a ton of trades, certainly can't see him being active, you know, I think they've been linked to Soto as well, you know, they have the prospects that could do it, not sure that they're at the forefront, but you never know. I mean, all those teams on the bubble could be interesting buyers, the Giants, it's hard to tell whether they're a buyer or a seller. We wouldn't have thought going in.

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Cubs score 5 in 10th to beat Phillies 6-2

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 4 months ago

Cubs score 5 in 10th to beat Phillies 6-2

"The cubs erupted for 5 runs in the tenth inning to beat the Phillies 6 to two Third baseman Alec bohm made two miscues during the rally including an error that brought home two runs Wilson Contreras capped the scoring with an RBI double Nico Horner homered and scored the tie breaking run The home run was one of just three hits allowed by Philly starter Zack Wheeler in 7 innings Marcus stroman blank the fills until JT real mutos RBI single in the 7th ended his night The cubs have won three in a row since the 9 game losing streak I'm Dave

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Velázquez hits 2 HRs, drives in 5 as Cubs rout Phillies 15-2

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 4 months ago

Velázquez hits 2 HRs, drives in 5 as Cubs rout Phillies 15-2

"The Phillies wasted Kyle schwarber's NL leading 30th home run in a 15 to two thrashing by the cubs Nelson Velazquez hit two late homers and drove in 5 as Chicago won its second straight since a 9 game skid The second Homer came off back up catcher Garrett Stubbs who took the mound in the 9th inning with the Phillies trailing by 9 Say a Suzuki and Wilson Contreras also went deep and Suzuki and Ian happ each delivered four of the cubbies 19 hits Winning pitcher Justin Steele allowed a run in four hits over 5 innings Kyle Gibson was tagged for 6 runs over four and a third I'm Dave

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

Big Time Baseball

06:43 min | 4 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

"As of right now look like the sexiest trade market coming up, but every team seems like they're a buyer with the exception of like four teams. Tigers royals and the angels and athletics are pretty much the only sellers in the American League. Yeah, and you know, it's going to be interesting because I think a lot of times, especially when there's a new playoff element at it, right? Like it was the shortened season. You don't really understand the significance of it until you start getting into close to the deadline time and beyond. Because nobody's really paying attention to playoff standings until you start getting to the deadline and you start paying attention to it because obviously teams are looking to get better. As you get to the deadline, you use your only last chance to get better. And so it's going to be interesting to see what the trade market looks like. Because it seems like there's going to be a ton of buyers with, as you said, very few sellers. But that always ends up shaking out a little bit differently than we see it from this distance. As we get closer and closer, some teams are going to start to fade out. Some teams are going to make the decision that it's not worth mortgaging a future to bring somebody in. You're going to have teams that are not afraid of rentals. You're going to have teams that will absolutely touch a rental at all. And it's going to make for a very interesting market. And I tell you what, once you get into September, you're really going to see some of, I think, the best baseball because those two extra wildcard spots are going to make a huge difference. As you said, there are four teams within four games of the last two wildcard spots right now. And I imagine that that becomes more as we get closer to the deadline. So it's going to be so intriguing to see how this all shakes out. But it's certainly going to be a buyer's market. I would guess in this new playoff system that we have. Far more demand than there actually is supply. So who knows? It might lead to someone overpaying for like a Wilson Contreras who was just a catching rental over 30 years old, but hey, he's an offensive baddies starting catcher in this upcoming All-Star Game. Before we get to the All-Star Game, I do want to ask you one question because this week I finally came to a realization about a team that you and I both want to see when, but it's very clear it just can't happen. I want your thoughts on my thought is on this. The angels. Yeah. It's time to trade trout in Otani. Yep. It's time to move on and quite frankly start all over. They can not win with this structure. I'll say this. It would be easiest if you trade both. But if you are insisting on keeping one, it's time to trade Mike Trout. It is. I mean, it blows my mind to even say that. But a, you have proven over, I don't know what. How long has it been? Ten years, ten years? Over ten years of trying it in this system and it hasn't come anywhere close to working. And so because of that, for one, I'm a Big Mike Trout fan. I want to see him playing in October when games matter. And listen, he may not. He may not be tripping about it. He may be okay, you know, playing in Anaheim, what in the state there he's comfortable there. And I respect that. I had a father who was the same way. So I hold no issues with that. However, as a fan, it's just, it's sad that we don't get to see the best player in baseball. Get a chance to plan a postseason. And so I'm not trying to move him and his family, but if you're the angels, his market is as good as it gets. You could get whatever you want. And I think if you have to keep on you keep all tiny, because he's younger. He is going to at least while you're rebuilding, but behinds in the seats. And that's something that every team worries about. So you either trade both or I think you trade trout. If you trade both obviously, there is, you better, you better make sure you get it right though. You can't. Oh, man. You can not have a trade, whether it's both or one of them, where you don't absolutely maximize everything you can possibly get for getting them, or this this is a moot point. Yeah, no, I couldn't agree more. If you trade one or both of these guys, you are getting a World Series in 2020 16 back. That's how you should be thinking of it at least, right? Yeah, you're getting back a ton of impact players that you know are can't miss impact players. I mean, it's top of the line type prospects. But yeah, well, we'll see what happens, but yeah, at the end of the day, it's been ten years. And you brought up your dad as a point. Here's my only my only caveat to that, the Padres were dynamite in the 90s and 80s, man. They made playoffs all the time. He was at least on a winning team, Mike Trout hasn't been to a playoffs and what? 9 years or if at all? Yeah, no. I mean, listen, my pops did go from 84 where they got to the World Series, and that reached the playoffs again until 96. So he spent a 12 year period, and then they got there in a couple years and went to a World Series. So on. But you're right. My trial, he's only experienced the playoffs once. I believe in. I might even be wrong about that. Has he ever been to playoffs? I feel like he caught the tail end. His early seasons catching a play. I think they got swept. I wanted to say it was by the Astros, but was he on that team where the famous John lackey where he got pulled early against the Yankees? Was he on that? He might have been on that team. He very well might have been on it. I think he's gotten there once. I'm not a 100% sure. We're going to have to look it up. But we got to look that up. There's no doubt that it's really, it's not a service to his career that he's only been to the playoffs once. If that, we'll find out if that's even true. Yeah, drives me nuts. Well, we'll look forward to the trade market coming forward, but hey, before that fun times in the sun, Los Angeles, we got the All-Star Game coming up. A lot of all stars announced any surprises for you. It really no surprises more. It's more of a surprise on the other side when certain players are not brought in. Any snubs that caught your eye because there's a couple in there that really did catch my eye and there's a couple in there. I feel like no one talks about it because I've been really banging the drum for one player lately because I'm hoping people will start paying attention to them. See, I was gonna say, for me, the easy choice on both sides is miles Michael is and certainly ty France. Ty very well could get in because Alvarez is on the IL, but to me it makes no sense that you're a finalist, but you can't, but you don't make the team.

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

Big Time Baseball

05:52 min | 4 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

"As of right now look like the sexiest trade market coming up, but every team seems like they're a buyer with the exception of like four teams. Tigers royals and the angels and athletics are pretty much the only sellers in the American League. Yeah, and you know, it's going to be interesting because I think a lot of times, especially when there's a new playoff element at it, right? Like it was the shortened season. You don't really understand the significance of it until you start getting into close to the deadline time and beyond. Because nobody's really paying attention to playoff standings until you start getting to the deadline and you start paying attention to it because obviously teams are looking to get better. As you get to the deadline, you use your only last chance to get better. And so it's going to be interesting to see what the trade market looks like. Because it seems like there's going to be a ton of buyers with, as you said, very few sellers. But that always ends up shaking out a little bit differently than we see it from this distance. As we get closer and closer, some teams are going to start to fade out. Some teams are going to make the decision that it's not worth mortgaging a future to bring somebody in. You're going to have teams that are not afraid of rentals. You're going to have teams that will absolutely touch a rental at all. And it's going to make for a very interesting market. And I tell you what, once you get into September, you're really going to see some of, I think, the best baseball because those two extra wildcard spots are going to make a huge difference. As you said, there are four teams within four games of the last two wildcard spots right now. And I imagine that that becomes more as we get closer to the deadline. So it's going to be so intriguing to see how this all shakes out. But it's certainly going to be a buyer's market. I would guess in this new playoff system that we have. Far more demand than there actually is supply. So who knows? It might lead to someone overpaying for like a Wilson Contreras who was just a catching rental over 30 years old, but hey, he's an offensive baddies starting catcher in this upcoming All-Star Game. Before we get to the All-Star Game, I do want to ask you one question because this week I finally came to a realization about a team that you and I both want to see when, but it's very clear it just can't happen. I want your thoughts on my thought is on this. The angels. Yeah. It's time to trade trout in Otani. Yep. It's time to move on and quite frankly start all over. They can not win with this structure. I'll say this. It would be easiest if you trade both. But if you are insisting on keeping one, it's time to trade Mike Trout. It is. I mean, it blows my mind to even say that. But a, you have proven over, I don't know what. How long has it been? Ten years, ten years? Over ten years of trying it in this system and it hasn't come anywhere close to working. And so because of that, for one, I'm a Big Mike Trout fan. I want to see him playing in October when games matter. And listen, he may not. He may not be tripping about it. He may be okay, you know, playing in Anaheim, what in the state there he's comfortable there. And I respect that. I had a father who was the same way. So I hold no issues with that. However, as a fan, it's just, it's sad that we don't get to see the best player in baseball. Get a chance to plan a postseason. And so I'm not trying to move him and his family, but if you're the angels, his market is as good as it gets. You could get whatever you want. And I think if you have to keep on you keep all tiny, because he's younger. He is going to at least while you're rebuilding, but behinds in the seats. And that's something that every team worries about. So you either trade both or I think you trade trout. If you trade both obviously, there is, you better, you better make sure you get it right though. You can't. Oh, man. You can not have a trade, whether it's both or one of them, where you don't absolutely maximize everything you can possibly get for getting them, or this this is a moot point. Yeah, no, I couldn't agree more. If you trade one or both of these guys, you are getting a World Series in 2020 16 back. That's how you should be thinking of it at least, right? Yeah, you're getting back a ton of impact players that you know are can't miss impact players. I mean, it's top of the line type prospects. But yeah, well, we'll see what happens, but yeah, at the end of the day, it's been ten years. And you brought up your dad as a point. Here's my only my only caveat to that, the Padres were dynamite in the 90s and 80s, man. They made playoffs all the time. He was at least on a winning team, Mike Trout hasn't been to a playoffs and what? 9 years or if at all? Yeah, no. I mean, listen, my pops did go from 84 where they got to the World Series, and that reached the playoffs again until 96. So he spent a 12 year period, and then they got there in a couple years and went to a World Series. So on. But you're right. My trial, he's only experienced the playoffs once. I believe in. I might even be wrong about that. Has he ever been to playoffs? I feel like he caught the tail end. His early seasons catching a play. I think they got swept. I wanted to say it was by the Astros, but was he on that team where the famous John lackey where he got pulled early against the Yankees? Was he on that? He might have been on that team. He very well might have been on it. I think he's gotten there once. I'm not a 100% sure. We're going to have to look it up. But we got to look that up. There's no doubt that it's really, it's not a service to his career that he's only been to the playoffs once. If that, we'll find out if that's even true.

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Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton Named All-Star Starters

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00:33 sec | 5 months ago

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton Named All-Star Starters

"Aaron judge and Giancarlo Stanton will represent the Yankees and will be teammates with angel stars Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani on the AL squad So will Toronto's Alejandro Kirk and Vladimir Guerrero junior Dodgers Mookie betts and Trey Turner will make up two thirds of the NL starting outfield The AL lineup includes Astros second baseman Jose Altuve White Sox shore stopped Tim Anderson and Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers Ronald Acuna junior of the braves made the NL starting lineup as did cubs catcher Wilson Contreras Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt Padres third baseman Manny Machado and giants outfielder jock Peterson I'm Dave

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Wick's 2-run error in 11th gifts Red Sox 4-2 win over Cubs

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00:29 sec | 5 months ago

Wick's 2-run error in 11th gifts Red Sox 4-2 win over Cubs

"An error allowed the Red Sox to take a four two victory and avoid a three game sweep by the cubs Boston had runners on first and second with one out of the 11th inning When reliever Rowan wick through Trevor stories come back or down the right field line allowing both runners to score Patrick wisdom forced extra innings for the cubs by hitting his 17th Homer of the season tying it in the 8th inning Red Sox shortstop Xander bogarts left in the 7th inning with a left thigh laceration He was hurt when Wilson Contreras was caught stealing second I'm Dave

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Morel homers in 3rd straight game, Cubs beat Red Sox 6-5

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00:32 sec | 5 months ago

Morel homers in 3rd straight game, Cubs beat Red Sox 6-5

"Rookie Christopher morell homered for the third straight game and the cubs rallied from a four zero deficit to beat the Red Sox 6 5 The comeback occurred after Jackie Bradley junior hit a three run triple in the second inning Rich hill breezed through the first four frames before exiting with a sprained left knee in a three run 5th Morel tied it with a two run blast in the 6th and Wilson Contreras scored the go ahead run on a wild pitch later in the inning sending Chicago to its fourth win in 5 games 5 Boston hurlers combined to walk ten The most by the team in 34 months I'm Dave

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Cubs overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cards 6-5, Flaherty hurt

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00:39 sec | 5 months ago

Cubs overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cards 6-5, Flaherty hurt

"Wilson Contreras third run batted into the game gives the cubs a 6 to 5 win over the Cardinals in tinnitus at Bush stadium Chicago trail 5 nothing after three innings before Contreras efforts would lead the comeback We never gave up We did a great job We as a heater did a good job having good at batching and the good results came The cubs also get a pair of RBIs by Rafael Ortega as they take two of three in the series 5 Chicago relief pitchers combined toss 7 and a third shutout innings The red birds get home runs from Britain and Donovan Paul Goldschmidt and one card starting pitcher Jack flaherty left the game after two innings with right shoulder tightness the right hander was making his third start of the season after coming off the injured list Mike Reeves St. Louis

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 Morel hits sac fly in 10th as Cubs beat Brewers 4-3

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00:39 sec | 6 months ago

Morel hits sac fly in 10th as Cubs beat Brewers 4-3

"With the game winning sack fly as the cubs defeated the brewers for three and ten innings Jason Heyward scored the winning run and then the cubs dugout came out to mob a very happy morale He's amazing This moment for me My first experience woke up So he's amazing for me Thank you God for this moment My family my country but run over Mercedes And I'm so happy Wilson Contreras added a pair of hits with Mark leiter junior picking up his first victory since the 2017 season for Milwaukee Jason Alexander made his major league debut going 7 innings and Jace Peterson had three hits which included a triple and a pair of doubles David Schuster

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Wisdom homers in 8th inning, Cubs beat Brewers 8-7

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00:29 sec | 6 months ago

Wisdom homers in 8th inning, Cubs beat Brewers 8-7

"Patrick wisdom solo home run in the 8th inning was the difference as the cubs defeated the brewers 8 to 7 the lead seesaw throughout before wisdom put an exclamation on a needed victory for the cubs breaking a three game losing skid Wisdom Clint Frazier and Wilson Contreras all had two hits on the night with Contreras also hitting a solo shot Tyrone Taylor had a basis clearing double four Milwaukee who saw their three game win streak halted Michael gibbons got the victory He's now four O with David Robertson recording save number 7 David Shuster Chicago

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

Big Time Baseball

02:11 min | 6 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

06:46 min | 8 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"And if he has a season where he just runs into some home runs, like the wind and Wrigley is blowing out. He's not gonna barrel the ball up. That's not how it works. But he might loft some over the ivy and we'll be like, oh my God, he's added power. It's just so easy for him to have kind of an accident in one place that's not really a concerted game change that makes him a star because he just does the stuff that is less variable. Strikeout rate is not variable year to year. If you don't strike out much, you're not going to strike out much. Defense is not variable your year. Good defenders tend to provide good defense. I mean, now there are measurement of it with advanced metrics is pretty noisy, but I think that's getting a little bit better. And base running, not very variable. And he just does all these things that are very stable, quite well. And I just think that makes it easier for someone to be a breakout. And I mean, if he improves and I need the other skills, then yeah, he could just be an all star every year. Love it. That would be wonderful. I mean, I don't think it's likely, but he could. Rookie? That's Suzuki, and he's also just the most interesting everything about the cubs. Avoided talking until the end because I wanted to tell people so that we didn't have to just talk about him the whole time. I mean, how good do you think CS Suzuki is going to be? I have no idea. Yeah, I don't know either we talked to Dan about that when he was on here, but hard to say. I mean, the projections are not that great, right? Some of them are incredible. Yeah, it depends on this. He's going to be one of the best outfielders in baseball. Depends on the scouts and yeah, you will get the stats you put up in MPB and your eyes get pretty big. Or steam or other. Steamer has him hitting for one 40 WRC plus. And then the bat hasn't hitting for a one O 7. And he's hilarious. I don't know if you've watched anything he's put on the Internet or any of anyone in Chicago's interactions with him. He's great. He's a character. He just seems like a ton of fun. I couldn't be more impressed and I have seen him bat one time. It's really strange. The key could be Nick Castellanos except with a really plus glove. And hopefully with less of an seeming ability to curse people. Yes. Yeah. I can't blame Castellanos for that. He's never been going on. I'm just joking. Yeah, but he could also be the short side of a depletion. I just, I have no idea. And I think that's really cool. I like that I have no idea. I like that he's The Rookie of the year favorite, right? Yeah. He has to be. Oh gosh, yeah, I suppose so. I can't imagine someone I'd pick over him. He's like, he's guaranteed to have a full year of starting. Right. The cubs are never going to bench him. They're not going to play any service time games. And he's just going to get endless chances to hit. I think he's probably going to be The Rookie of the year. He's also obviously the most important rookie. If he's bad, that's not good for the cubs. I just don't think he will be. Although, I guess he has, you know, in some ways the situation is an enviable one because if there is some adjustment that needs to go on there, like the stakes of him having that adjustment on this cubs team are very low because they're going anywhere anyway. So if he has a so so year as he acclimates, that's fine. That's not the end of the world because you're not really his production is not the difference between them getting into the wild card or not. Oh, absolutely. And it also helps that his 30th percentile is probably a rookie of the year favorite. Right, right. You don't need to be that good when rookie of the year. I think he's just like, it's a really good spot for him if he's not perfectly sure how good he's going to be. Right. And also, it's just a good spot. Like, I think it could be very fun to play baseball in Chicago, especially on the cubs when they're winning. I mean, the white socks are really cool, but I don't know the city seems to not get behind them as much. When the cubs are winning, that sounds like a great time to be a cubs player. Yeah. And if you're the not that he'll be the lone bright spot because I think you've mentioned a couple of guys here who will also be fan favorites, but if you're the most exciting position player on that team, that's a good time, even if the team was kind of stinky. Yeah, I think it's great. And I guess one other storyline to monitor is the status of Wilson Contreras, who is entering his walk year and the rumors about trades continued to fly right up until the block out and possibly after that. So maybe he follows the rest of the cubs who were traded last year out the door at some point this season, depending on how the cubs are faring, but he has been very good at I know a lot of cups fans would be sorry to see him go that would kind of complete the house cleaning, I guess, but brace yourselves for that, I guess, cubs fans are used to saying goodbye to people. Definitely an awkward sign that they did not agree on an ARP number. Yeah. That doesn't feel great for the likelihood of having him there past this year. I'm curious to see, I guess one of the big questions for me with this team is what do either based on the production that we observe in the roster or on the way that the front office conducts itself? Are we going to have a better sense of what they think their time horizon is to be in competitive again? And I think by the end of the year, we'll kind of have a better sense of it. Because Ben lindberg, when you and I talked about the Suzuki signing, I think we were both a little bit surprised that Chicago ended up being the destination just based on what we were assuming would be their trajectory to return to competitiveness. And so I'm curious if we get more indicators one way or the other in terms of how long they think this rebuild or step back or brief interregnum before they own a soccer team is going to take them. I tried to watch a game of every team that was in this preview spring training game. Have you seen reginald prescient? He looks like he is 12. Yeah. It is disconcerting. Yep. Yeah, I mean, some of their guys are a little bit away, but I mean, he seems great. Yeah. Yeah. I am very curious how it's going to work because it wouldn't shock me if they were good in 2023 or 2024. They have some interesting guys there. And they clearly have the capability to spend. And I think they will again. I actually don't think that it's a terrible, I know it's really fun to dunk on the rickets. I've done my fair share of it. But they spend when the team's good. Now they're quick to slash it down. Do rebuilds to save some money when it isn't. But if they get good, they'll spend more money. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, if it makes you feel better, then prescient is not even 19 yet, I don't think. Yeah. I mean, I know he's young, but wow, he looks young. He looks younger than he is, and he's young. Yeah. So we do have a running joke on this podcast historically about not talking about the reds, but we are obligated to.

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

04:43 min | 11 months ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"If Kurt Schilling gets in this year, it really bodes well for a guy like John Lester. Not necessarily in his first year eligibility, but much later, maybe towards the end of his eligibility. You got to witness this part of his game, which I found to be fascinating because I've just seen in you have seen a lot of players. You know, an issue pops up and they and I really don't mean this as a criticism. I mean it is an observation, a flaw will develop in a player and they melt. They don't know how to deal with it. I don't remember another situation comparable to what we saw with Jon Lester in that he clearly had this issue throwing to first base the industry, other teams began to focus on that and try to take advantage of it. And man, he battled. You know, he didn't ever clean it up. He never got past that, but between he and David Ross and Joe Madden and Anthony Rizzo, they battled. I thought that was a cool part of his career. It's a great example of what you said earlier about his toughness. He attacked that sort of with this mentality that it wasn't going to beat him. Okay, if he gave up the stone base, he was going to strand him at second base. But even better than that, buster, he found ways to keep that guy at first. Listen to these stolen base totals off the top of my head. When he came over to the cubs first time in the national league of league where you're going to run a little bit more, he gave up 44 stolen bases his first season with the cubs. It went from 44 to 28 to 19 to ten, four years later. That's what he gave up on the bases by the end of his run with the cubs. He figured out a way he varied his time to home plate. You're right, David Ross, Anthony Rizzo and later Wilson Contreras certainly helped him out that in that department. And then he was able to pick off I forget the cardinal he picked off and that really set the tone because he actually did throw over there and now everybody had it on tape that he was at least willing to do it and he really attacked it with that toughness. You mentioned, one other point I want to make regarding that towards the end with the cubs especially, his skills were eroding, right? He didn't have his fastball. His cutter wasn't even as good. He remade himself. He reinvented himself several different times. Even this last year with the nationals, a 5 O 5 ERA, and then he goes over to the Cardinals and has success there winning his 200th game. Several different times, he went into that video room and found his flaws and fixed himself to go on a little bit of a run. Then he might have that he might come back down to earth, figure some things out and go on that run again. So that's where that toughness came in. He didn't let those deficiencies beat him or define him late in his career. His career comes to an end in the midst of a labor stoppage, the owners locking out the players. You know, I wonder about this for John Lester in the same way that I wondered about it when Kyle Seager announced his retirement. If we had a normal off season, right? Where there was business taking place and contenders were filling spots and everybody knew for sure when spring training was going to open when the season was going to open. I wondered when Kyle Seager retired, you know what? I wonder if he would have continued playing, maybe not as a star player at the same salary, but if he would have continued playing if it was just a regular off season and he could just go about his business and stay in the same rhythm. John Lester is the same way. I mean, we saw at the end of last season with the Cardinals. He could be an effective pitcher. Yeah, I don't think so he was breaking down last year was the first full season in like a decade. He didn't reach 30 starts. He told me in the piece that I wrote, it was just getting harder and harder between starts and certainly in the off season to prepare for the regular season. I don't disagree with your sentiment. The game is right now unhealthy off the field, labor problems, and it's a little bit unhealthy on the field. We know it needs some changes in terms of the rules and the flow and the pace. So with those two things combined, I could see how there be some players a little down in the game might call quits. And John's case, I think it was more physical than anything. And he also offered this up to me that the pandemic opened his eyes, he's home with his family. He's enjoying his kids a little bit. So maybe without the pandemic, maybe a physically, he felt a little bit better at 38 years old. You might be right. But certainly the labor strife and the issues on the field in terms of just the flow of the game and everything. It certainly contributed to some people in their sort of negative feelings towards the even the game that they love and that they get paid a lot of money for..

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A vehicle early yesterday one another vehicle slammed into it. She died at the hospital. After hitting the vehicle that driver of that other car, hit several parked vehicles and then jumped out and ran away. Fire has destroyed a former roller wink it rink in the northwest suburbs of you chickens. James Sears has that dozens of firefighters responded to the massive fire in McHenry shortly after 10 last night, the building used to house the just for fun roller brink until it closed last fall. The company posted on its Facebook page overnight that they're saddened that McHenry has lost such a historic building to a fire Investigators are looking into its cause. James SERIES WGN NEWS Illinois House has approved making June 19th of state holiday for Juneteenth. The bill passed without any opposition. The Senate already approved the measure. And so now this bill heads to Governor Pritzker's desk. If he signs it, it would take effect immediately. June. 1918 65 is the day union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform the last enslaved African Americans that the civil war was over and that slavery had been abolished. Chicago Mayor Lightfoot is defending her proposal to extend a 10 PM restriction on package liquor sales at stores. The restrictions started during the pandemic because what we were seeing and hearing both from community members but also in from CPD was that some of these liquor stores were not being good stewards of the communities in which they were situated. City Council sheltered 94 Page proposal this week giving council members more time to rework it. Mary says she's open to discussion restrictions further with liquor store's owners and alderman, and now we WGN sports Here's David. Good morning. It's hard to tell who was more amazed by the base running of Javi our bios in the third inning Thursday in Pittsburgh, the Pirates or his own Cubs teammates. They certainly enjoyed it, watching by his You're all Pirates first baseman will crack down the line towards home plate while Wilson Contreras scored from second buys himself would score the Cubs 53 way stuff you can see in baseball and you know you like that, I say Never. You never stopped learning, You know different different things with baseball. But, um, it was It was a crazy play. I don't I don't think you know was what's gonna happen or something like cabs are home today against Cincinnati, and the Sox are home against Baltimore after beating the Orioles five toe one Dylan sees Rare rough outing last Saturday in a seven Nothing lost to the Yankees, but they give up five runs in less than five much better last night. I'm like that's kind of like a slap to the face, and it's like, all right, you got to make sure you get ahead in the count. You know you don't want to give them you wanna give them anything. Necessary. So if you fall if you fall behind, you know, it's a lot easier to hit your mean Mercedes homered for the White Sox, who will send Alice Kaiko against Theo's this evening. NBA playoffs. The Bucks up three OO in.

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"The Braves and singing Ronaldo. Kunio Junior is going to play despite that left pinkie contusion as he was hit by a pitch last night by Sam Coon Rock. Yeah, And you know it's broadcasters were here to call the game. But we're also fans and I tell you what I was keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that he would be in the ballgame because on a Sunday night and the Braves are playing, it would be a huge message. Pete. Almost like Perhaps almost equal to a Sunday night baseball game 10 years ago, 12 years ago and Chipper Jones not playing. Everyone wants to see that type of talent on the field. So we'll see him will also see you on the other side for the Phillies. Bryce Harper, so two of the brightest names in the sport right now. Nice to see Bryce Harper off to the good start. He got hit in the face by a pitch. A couple weeks ago by Genesis Cabrera but has ended up being OK was actually the wrist part of being hit in that sequence that bothered him or but I think to me, you know, Bryce Harper's a big name and a big talent. It's always more fun when he's swinging the bat well. Yeah, I mean, it's just It's hard to look away because he's just such a presence at the plate. There's so much violence there in his swing, even though it's under control. But you know, just just a pleasure to watch. I know that you know, there's there's some debate as to Consistency of his performance. I mean, it's been good, but at times it just hasn't been at that level and stayed above that level where everyone would warrant. This is why he got such a big country. Graves. Take the field, wearing the home whites with caps, of course, on Mother's Day, the pink trim and we get ready for baseball here this evening. Let's give it a starting lineups and first Or visiting Philadelphia Phillies in the road, raising German touching a lead it off and left field. Jean Segura play second Hill Hip second Bryce Harper hits thirties and right field, JT Real Muto. Is the catcher. He'll clean it up. Alex Bowman is in the fifth spot. He's a third base, D D Gregorius will play shortstop and Dede will bat six batting seventh of his Reese Hoskins. He's a first base of the eight spot. The center fielder is Odubel Herrera and batting ninth starting pitcher Is Aaron Nolan. Meanwhile, for Brian Sticker and the Braves, Ronaldo Jr Jr in the leadoff spot in right field, Freddie Freeman will bad second. He's a first base. Ourselves, Ozuna In the third spot, he'll play left field. Ozzy all these A second base, and he will clean it up. Austin Riley's been swinging good bad, he bets. 53rd Base dance be Swanson to the six bottles shortstop. Hitting seventh. It is the catcher and younger brother of Wilson Contreras. William contrary is Christian Pot. Shay will hit eight Phil Patrol Center field and on the Bound batting night. It is what scar You know what? You know. 22 years old from the Dominican Republic. Big guy 6 to 2 20. That's what he's listed at. Chris. I think he looks even a slightly bigger than that His Brother Michael. You remember back in 2000 and eight signed that big international deal over $4 million with the A's into the being this kind of a bust. I mean, ended up pitching in the major league level a little bit with white socks. But this guy who signed for $800,000 with the Twins in 2014, Came to the Braves and basically an under the radar trade in 2000 and 17 has been their best picture. Yeah, and Booth. One thing about it. He looks taller than he is. I think because the lower half he's got some long legs. He's got the coat hanger shoulders and just looks like a real athlete. And I think you know is we even say that you speak to what he's done offensively. Couple of.

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:12 min | 1 year ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I think This is what they were playing at Wrigley Field in the nineties. I was watching the Marquis Channel last night. Figured I'd put a bet early because of the Snow and falling asleep to a game. I think it was 1997. I want to, say Cubs and Padres they were winning in the third inning. 13 to 3. I hope they won that game. Doug Glanville flied out deep to left before I fell asleep. And Doug's with us this morning. How you doing, Doug? Alright, teleported in your mind you you batted. Let's see. Was it Glanville, Then Sosa, then grace in those days in the batting order. Well, yeah, I mean, it was crazy that I hit. I mean, there was a came up and there were Sandberg around. So kind of surreal for me. Looking back as I had modern, mired those players growing up and I got a chance to come to spring training three years before that, when I was trying to make my way up so good memories. Good memories on before we talk about what you're doing now on Marquis. Uh, what kind of teammates were those guys? Ah, lot of people especially curious about Sosa and what went on in the clubhouse and my experience with him. We go out and do an interview and we want to do something off beat and he he was. He was great. He loved playing along. But how different was he in the clubhouse with his teammates? I got along well with Sami. He was fun. I thank you, and you watched him. Play and work out and train. He always enjoyed the game. He just showed it. So when you think of them running along the fence and the warning track to pump people of that was kind of how he was over time. I mean, he got more settled, he had more kind of handlers, people. Around to take care of stuff. Sometimes, you know, whatever flying on his own jet or whatever he was, you know, definitely became more independent in that way, but I always found him to be A lot of fun. He was very particular. You know, we had to hit at 9 30 with this particular hitting coach right At this time. We had a lot of rituals kind of in the O. C D kind of flavor. He he was very detailed, and I thought he put in a lot of work, but I know it ended ended badly and it's still a source of contention. I always hoped that People can figure it out and Find a way to move forward together. You know he was an important part of the Cubs history, but I definitely understand a lot of the frustration with how things ended. I think, David and has a question for you, Doug. Go ahead, Dave. Hey, dog. Good morning. Nice talk to you. A zoo. You look at this team on the eve of spring training here, is there Maybe a player on individual or or even a group that you would look at and say, Okay, these these guys are going to be the key to whether this team could be successful. In the 2021 season. Cubs still have the same core players that they're looking to. You still wonder about how Kris Bryant can bounce back. You still look at Wilson Contreras. He's still looking happy buyers. I mean, there's air guys that are, you know, storing the drink, so to speak, and, you know, cause for birds departure. There's a lost cause. You know, he did so much for Cubs history. But Jack Peterson is a guy that has a similar kind of approach may be a little bit more athletic and the outfield side and so you have a younger group that We'll have to step it up, whether it's an even happier and Nico Horner. You know, you need those guys to figure it out quickly so that you can not really lose a year because you're kind of resetting around the next wave of young talent. But, you know, I've always looked at bias. I mean, these guys have really tough years bias and Bryant so if they just get back to Recorders of where they were at their best. I mean, that's a force to be reckoned with. Here's my question for Doug Glanville, Doug I sometimes still play the outfield in 16 inch softball. You had a streak at one point 293 games without an error. Tell me what I'm doing wrong now. How can I? How can I avoid dropping that 16 inch clincher? You haven't stopped somebody else you have on the season. Too many. They keep track of its quite a streak You had. Yeah, well, I'll tell you, I trained under Jimmy Piersall and may he rest in peace and he was tough. But I learned a ton from him and when all of a sudden deadly we got along really well and no credit, a lot of my discipline to go with sort of natural skills or things that I can't already came to the table with for why I was able to do Such a streak and but the attention to detail and the mechanics of getting in the right position, not taking it for granted asses to the ball's going through the hitting zone. Tau already be in motion or anticipate where the ball's going to be. He talked a lot about the game in between pitches, and that's something that is so different now because of analytics. They're like, literally police see where you're supposed to be on. I had to kind of do a lot more with reeds. And it's taught me a lot about just making adjustments, pitch by pitch. So that was the key and just paying no real intention to every pitch, which doesn't always happen because this There's a lot of downtime. It seems from from the stands. It looks like there's a lot of downtime, and there really isn't for an outfielder so much more to this game than most people realize Doug Glanville's show on Marquee Sports network tonight. At 8 30 class in session with Doug Glanville. So I guess Doug, this is all about you talking to different athletes about the mental aspect of performance is that it? Well, there's an aspect of that. But so much of it is just about the intersection between sports and society. And I teach a course of university, Connecticut about it's literally called sport in society, and I've looked at, you know, social impact of sports. On and off the field, and I've always been fascinated about that. And how sports has led to change and also just how sports weaves into our culture..

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I think that was stuff for a group. I thought both both games we had really good first period at least the start. And you know, we couldn't get a lead head coach Jeremy College in reflecting on a 52 laws from the Sunshine State last night, they'll take on the Panthers tomorrow over to baseball Big signing day for the White Sox yesterday, they officially inked a deal with closer Liam Hendriks. They avoided arbitration by signing Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez each toe one year deals. And agreed to terms with Cuban outfield. You, Elke suspended you, Elke cess pit is that is he is the half brother of Uranus. The Cubs signed Chris Bryant Hobby or Bias and Wilson Contreras Salto one year deals also avoiding arbitration. Bryants was the largest at $18.6 million playoff Football games. Today. It's the league's best offense in the Green Bay Packers. Against the league's best defense in the L. A Rams in the afternoon game, and later tonight, the Bills will host the Ravens Buffalo looking for its first divisional playoff win since 1993 I'm Jo brand, WGN Sports. Thank you, Joe. The forecast now from the WGN Chicago Weather Center here is meteorologist Mike Hammer Next, any snow this morning papers too often on snow showers or flurries this afternoon cumulation up to an inch high of 37 degrees of the roads shouldn't be too bad. Us to Northwest Wind it 8 to 20 MPH tonight mostly cloudy. Sporadic flurries. Love 29 for tomorrow continued cloudy with occasional light snow off to an inch of accumulation high of 32 Monday mostly cloudy 34 Tuesday the sun is back. Partly sunny but colder high of 27. And on Wednesday partly sunny high 35 from the WGN Weather Center. I'm my Karen in some light snow right now Throughout most of the area cloudy skies as well. Temperatures in the low to mid thirties I'm don clapping on Chicago's very on 7 20 w gm on Lee. One more hour of house smarts radio with Lou Manfredini left. Do you have a question for him? Leaky toilets? Leaky roof? Banging pipes. I see driveways sidewalks. Just call him or text him at 8772134.

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on WGN Radio

"That may be hit. The hardest foreign eight inches are expected was in terms of snow. Full Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blocked. Democrats pushed to immediately bring President Trump's demand for bigger $2000 Cove in relief. Jacks up for a vote. The GOP leaders said that the Senate would begin a process to address the issue, but the next steps are highly uncertain. President Trump has been pushing to have more than tripled the $600 payments approved by Congress. The House approved the larger checks, but the issue divides Republicans. Today to Georgia Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Leffler said that they support Trump's plan there on the fight to their political lives right now on the run off for the election January 5th that will determine which party controls the Senate. And travelers heading to Chicago from Wisconsin now do not have to to do the 10 Day quarantine if they have tested negative for covert 19 before coming into the city of Chicago, Wisconsin was bunked down from the most severe red designation under Chicago's travel Order Toe Orange that was effective at the end of last week, according to the city's travel order website. But 10. Other states have moved up from orange to red, which mandates that 10 Day quarantine for travelers returning to Chicago from those states. WGN sports. The Blackhawks have announced Jonathan Tapes will not begin the season with the team. He's battling an undisclosed medical condition and is out indefinitely. Tape said in a statement that his condition has left him feeling drained and lethargic. Blackhawks say the captain's health is their top priority. The Cubs have reportedly traded as Yu Darvish and capture Victor Claritin into San Diego. Five players are back in return, though that deal not yet. Official. There's also a report this afternoon that the Cubs are now shopping catcher Wilson Contreras. Northwestern basketball takes on Iowa tonight. In the Big 10 in a battle of two ranked teams pre game 7 45. The tip off is at eight o'clock with Dave ended and Joey Meyer on 7 20, WGN and WGN radio dot com. Also tonight, the Bulls will take on Washington, the weather Center or the forecast from the primacy of weather center. Well, there is that winter weather advisory that we just talked about begins at three o'clock today goes till 9 a.m. tomorrow. We're expecting snow to begin just after three. And it will continue into this evening again if you're in the city or south of the city. Expect 1 to 3 inches of accumulation north and northwest of the city. 3 to 6 inches if your way North or way west in Illinois, near the Wisconsin border, looking at 5 to 8 inches below 28 degrees tonight, tomorrow that Rain will come in because the temperatures are expected to come above praising so it'll turn into a wintry mix. Then that'll end in the morning high of 36 tomorrow Thursday New Year's Eve. It'll be partly cloudy with a high of 31 degrees. Your money. Now on WGN. The Dow is down 25 points. The NASDAQ is down. 30 s and P 500 is down two points. I'm Jordan burnt field on Chicago's.

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"wilson contreras" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

07:00 min | 2 years ago

"wilson contreras" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Well, I mean, I would always always take Judge recommendation what to do with what happens on the field. But but I don't think anybody's tearing anything down. The fact is that you know, we have a good club. I think people excited to see us back on the field next year. I'm just gonna just like everyone else. Just hope that the combination of all the variables that are out there Have a great far away and we can get people in the park as soon as possible. That was Tom Ricketts just a little over a month ago. Doesn't believe that they'd be tearing it down. And he thinks fans are gonna be excited about the team that the Cubs put out on the field. I'm not so sure about that. 3123323776 Let us know if you're excited about the Cubs team that's going to be out on the field in 2021. I think the better question is tell us what you're more most mad about this situation, The things that were said the things that were done. All of it. None of it. I think I think there's probably some anger out there right now. You just turn this guy into a Cy Young winner. You flip him, OK, That's OK. We know this team wasn't you know the world Serious contender, as is What exactly did you flip him for? This is when it becomes official. I mean, the jetway or zoom will be very, very interesting. He's going to have to sell this trade. Sure, And you know, no matter what he says, though I don't really until you see the guys move up through the pipeline. It's going to be tough to really He's obviously biased. He like you just said. It's a sell job that he's gonna have to go out and do And he's gonna have to explain why they needed to get off of Yu Darvish. His contract so badly, you know, I just think he has to be as honest as they were during the first rebuild. I don't know how you say it as a because you have players that you can't just say we're gonna sock you know you have players. That are playing on this team you but you have to be like, Look, we could be in for some hard times. What we hope it's not like it was back in. You know when we took over, But this certainly does signal a large retool, then. Maybe we indicated before. I mean, you've got to be honest, that's what got him through the first rebuild on Isn't it? Have your half asking it, so to speak? I mean, maybe you should go full on Wilson Contreras, who, by the way I hear is out there as well. Chris Bryant, Craig Kimbrel. I don't know. Rizzo bias maybe should go full on and do what the White Sox did recently. Right. So when the White Sox rebuild, I think they had more talent on their major league roster than when the Cubs rebuilt. You know, they fail. They and other guys they really sold. On brought it all this talent. More talent in the Cubs brought in. Maybe the Cubs should do the same. Well, the the In an ideal world, Jesse. I agree with you. That would be the best way to handle it. I think the problem, though, is that it's not just a combination of living through a pandemic. And you know a huge loss of revenue streams that base the basement. A lot of baseball teams are experiencing. Apparently the Padres don't give a damn. They're ready to add as much payroll as they need to be true contenders and I think That's the hard part you have to balance. If you're trying to sell this to fans, you can say whatever you want, and honesty is always it's easier to swallow. If someone's telling you the truth, and you don't think they're Bs in you. But I don't know. You could be as honest as you want about the situation. I don't know if everyone's going to feel nearly as good as they did because you were selling when Theo Epstein came in and was hired and gave us that, you know, initial press conference where he was transparent. They were selling the fact that they had brought in Theo Epstein. You know what I mean? They had one. He had pelts on the wall. And so that really was all you needed because you could buy the hope. Now Theo has left and you wonder why didn't he leave? Listen, this was Theo at when he when he announced that he was stepping away. Part of the reason he sold why he was leaving it. This is going to give them comes a little bit more flexibility. I'm not going to be here in 2021. So I won't be paid in 2021, which is which is appropriate on do right thing. And and, you know, Look, that was a small part of the equation. I think, as you know, the world changed this summer for everybody and as we sat, and sort of sorted through what that meant for our short term challenges. Because the Cubs in the long run are in great shape with tremendous resource is and you know a thriving baseball operations, Tom said. Review and be competitive every year, but Of course, with the world changing it. It creates some short term challenges. And, you know, a small part of the equation. As I looked at it is that you know the sum of the math is a little bit easier is a little bit better position for the Cubs. Uh, With me not being here. But you know the primary drivers just look, We're at a period of run a period of transition. There are a lot of important decisions to be made that will have long term consequences. That is ready, willing and able to make those decisions along with our talented front office and That made the timing right. So it was part of it, but not a primary driver. The interesting use of the word short term, though how short term I think that's what comes fans really want to know. I mean, it's a weird world we live in. When executive asked not has, too, but What leaves and indicates his salary is gonna help that the organization. I mean, he's a team were $3 billion. It's weird time to hear that kind of stuff. But That's neither here nor there. In terms of this trade. I'm dying to hear what people have to say. 3123323776 is the phone number, but it's It's just It's just the whole thing is weird, and I just don't like How is presented and then how it went down. Well, wait no longer just let's start with Nick, Who's in Carol Stream? Who wants to talk about this deal? Hey, Nick, you're on ESPN 1000. You know, boys when? How are you? First of all, Happy New year. Merry Christmas. All the all the good stuff, But first off When you guys scream, I call and you were like, what do I want to talk about? I mean, there's a laundry list of things Stop you sleep but You know, with The point that I wanted to make is that, you know. Is it even worth hanging on to Contreras? Brian? The only one that I could see maybe hanging on is Rizzo. You know, just to have him have the grand ferocity connection to keep fans interested, but I mean, in this trade once again we way prove that you know the jet I is following Fields steps to a t. You know, we don't have young, controllable. Armed back in this trade we're drafting, or we're trading for young short stops that Apparently, they feel that they can play any position on the field that they need to, But I mean, It's frustrating to just know that there's nothing in the pipeline for at least two years minimum, and that's that's a stretch in itself. So are you..

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