Rizzo made his Cubs debut in 2012 and was an All-Star in 2014. González had an excellent year in 2011 with the Red Sox. Essentially, it sounds as if Epstein’s offering a ’fear not’ for those who think the Cubs have waited too long to return anything of value for the final year of Bryant, Rizzo, Baez, and/or Schwarber. He’s coming off another superb offensive campaign in which he hit .293/.405/.520 – putting up the second-highest OPS of his big league career. Where the Cubs go from here remains an open question. Anthony Rendon Anthony Rizzo Atlanta Braves Baltimore Orioles Chicago Cubs Cole Hamels Houston Astros John Means Jose Altuve Jose Quintana Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo Notes Tommy Milone, By Connor Byrne | July 15, 2020 at 4:20pm CDT. The Cubs also have the option of packaging a couple players in the same deal, something he’s done in the past to extract additional prospect value.. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs Javier Baez Kris Bryant Kyle Schwarber Theo Epstein, By Connor Byrne | July 22, 2020 at 12:44am CDT. Cates was also a bit of a bust and it is hard to fault the Padres for sending him to Chicago. Rizzo underwent an MRI on Wednesday that confirmed rib head swelling on his left side. I’ll admit – even I forgot just how good this guy was this year. Itâs a factor. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Willson Contreras, Albert Almora, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, and Kyle Schwarber represent the longest-tenured group of Chicago players. The Cubs will be able to control Rea for the league-minimum salary in 2020; while he has enough overall MLB service time for Super Two status, he didn’t spend any time on the active roster last year and is therefore ineligible. At this point, with ownership and the front office emphasizing long-term contention rather than a win-now mentality, it’s hard to predict what the coming months will bring.
Cover what’s being said, react to it, etc. Revisiting the Cubs-Padres Trade for Anthony Rizzo. When you order dinner at Buona Beef — a local Italian beef chain — one of your options is a beef sandwich called “The Anthony Rizzo #44.” Proceeds benefit The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. Still, if teams aren’t sure whether they’ll get one or two years of Bryant, it’s understandable that they may not want to make a massive offer for him. sending Anthony Rizzo to the Chicago Cubs, Cubs Received: Anthony Rizzo and Zach Cates, Padres Received: Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Na. In the offseason, Napoli and the Red Sox agreed to a two-year deal worth $32 million, which was just a few million less than his original contract. In a big time trade, the Padres sent their franchise player for three prospects, Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes, Anthony Rizzo, and Eric Patterson. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The fact that he’s back this soon is an enormous boon for the Cubs, who will fall a half-game behind the Brewers for the wild card if Milwaukee hangs on to the late-game lead it boasts over the Padres as of this writing. Overtaking the Brew Crew (or the Cardinals, who lead the Cubs by three games) obviously would have been all the more difficult without the accomplished Rizzo, who has posted yet another impressive campaign in 2019. The Cubs won a World Series and the Padres haven't even made the playoffs since 2006. Where what happened yesterday is being preserved today. . Theo Epstein has been prepping the Chicago fanbase for the eventual breakup of their 2016 team for a couple of seasons now. That move involved sending Anthony Rizzo to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for an average pitcher and an outfielder who was released a year later.
He also had his best season as a member of the Red Sox in 2016 when he put up a .286/.364/.505 with 30 home runs, 111 RBI, 81 runs. However, it looked like the team was going to lose their third baseman, Adrián Beltré, to free agency during the winter of 2010. The Angels aren’t sure whether third baseman and top winter acquisition Anthony Rendon will be ready when they open their season Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com relays. The Cubs won, 6-5. Moreland, struggled in his last season with the Rangers but seeing him sign for such a small contract was a surprise. News : Anthony Rizzo reached base three times Thursday but it was his ground out that allowed Ian Happ to score to make the score 5-3 Cubs.