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Nothin’ like some spirited competition!

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So here is the story. Over the weekend Cubs catcher Willson Contreras did an interview at the Cubs Convention where he said this:

“I used to watch a lot of those guys [Yadier Molina and Buster Posey], but now I’m watching myself because I know that I’m going to be better than them. That’s my plan. That’s my [mindset].”

Here is the thing. One does not become one of the best among the highest level of competition by not believing in his or herself. It only makes sense that Contreras would believe he is going to be the best. And why shouldn’t he? Last year he was already one of the top catchers in the National League. At twenty-five years old he certainly has room to get even better.

Of course Yadier Molina has been the among the best for a long time and he is not ready to let the young Contreras forget that just yet:

Translated that caption says something like:

“Respect the ranks, Novice [Rookie]! Here with those that have proven to be tough.”

Contreras further explained his comments in a series of tweets:

Now before everyone gets riled up and starts picking sides, Yadier Molina enjoys a little friendly trash-talk. It seems incredibly unlikely that anything Contreras said actually offended him. Sometimes you just gotta show the rookies what’s up. Don’t count out the old guys just yet!

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