Contreras may see more action than Maddon planned
CHICAGO — During Tuesday’s pregame press conference, manager Joe Maddon alluded to a possible change in the Cubs’ standard catching rotation which typically sees Miguel Montero catch most days and David Ross catch for Jon Lester.
Due to the success at the plate and the maturity he’s shown, it appears Willson Contreras will be seeing more time behind the plate than originally planned. Contreras started his second straight game tonight after a stellar debut on Sunday and a good first start Monday.
Ross, being Lester’s personal catcher, is a guaranteed start once every five days and it appears Montero will be sticking with Arrieta, but anything outside of those two pitchers could change at the drop of a hat.
The constant influx of young talent such as Contreras, Albert Almora Jr., Gerardo Concepcion, and Carl Edwards Jr. seems to have no end and fans on the North Side keep getting more and more reasons to believe 2016 is the year.