In 2021, Willson Contreras caught 935 ⅔ innings behind the plate. Thus far in his career, he has only logged more time behind the plate once, in 2018. The reason Contreras had to take on so much of the workload last season? The absence of a reliable backup catcher. Victor Caratini had served behind Contreras from 2017 to 2020, but…

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Writing and podcasting the Cubs and White Sox. I like cigars, bourbon, and Kentucky basketball.