JT Realmuto laid the groundwork for a big free agent payday for Cubs wide receiver Willson Contreras | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Phillies wide receiver JT Realmuto understands better than almost anyone what awaits Willson Contreras in the offseason.

Barring a last-minute contract extension, the Chicago Cubs are expected to trade Contreras, an impending free agent, before the Aug. 2 deadline. He sets up the Cubs wide receiver to hit free agency in about three months.

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