Willson Contreras has one goal in mind for 2023, and that is to win a World Series.
He’ll have a chance to do that with a new team this year.
The veteran backstop signed a five-year, $87.5 million contract to join the St. Louis Cardinals after seven seasons with the rival Chicago Cubs.
And it’s clear that he’s excited about the opportunity to play in front of packed houses at Busch Stadium.
On Instagram, the Cardinals new backstop posted a photoshopped picture of himself donning the Birds on the Bat at Busch Stadium, walking up to the plate in front of a raucous St. Louis crowd.
Willson Contreras is ready for his 1st year as a Cardinal #STLCards pic.twitter.com/tbHXqlycbd
— Gateway Grinders (@gatewaygrinders) February 6, 2023
Cardinals fans have to feel excited after seeing this.
For years, Contreras was a thorn in their side, constantly coming through in the clutch during his time with the Cubs.
But now, he’s on the other side of the rivalry and will have a chance to accomplish even more in St. Louis.
The 30-year-old brings power to a lineup that desperately needed some after the retirement of Albert Pujols.
He’ll also help usher in a new era behind the dish for the Cardinals.
For years, Yadier Molina had been the rock of the team.
Now, a new era begins with a new backstop behind home plate in St. Louis.
Cardinals fans are certainly going to enjoy seeing this edit, knowing that Contreras is excited to be a part of the organization and play in front of them every night.
Baseball season is right around the corner, and so is a new era in St. Louis.NEXT: Cardinals Insider Reports On A Hypothetical Trade