Later today, Wilson Contreras will be back at Wrigley Field. This time, as a St. Louis Cardinal. Contreras spent the first seven years of his career as a Cub and after his departure, Cub fans were left with a bad taste in their mouths regarding his comments about leaving his former ball club.
Last winter, Contreras inked a five-year, $87.5M contract to sign with the Cubs longtime rival. Contreras has taken over for the long-time Cardinal, Yadier Molina. After his departure, these were his comments regarding his new home.
"For me, I like this better. It's a better organization. Old school way, which I love it. Ever since I got here it's been everything just one way. The Cardinal way."
(via Bally Sports Midwest)
Contreras has not gotten off to the start he had hoped with his new club. He's currently slashing .265/.341/.393 with 2 home runs and 14 RBIs. Along with his struggles, the Cardinals have gotten off to the same pace. Currently sitting in last place of the NL Central with a record of 11-24, Contreras and the Cardinals will look to turn it around with this upcoming series against the Cubs.