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Anthony Rizzo has signed a long term extension with the Cubs. Ken Rosenthal has the details. The deal is for at least seven years (including 2013) and $41 million, which includes what would have been Rizzo's first free agent season in 2019. In addition, it contains two club options which would bring the total contract to 9 years and $68 million, with escalators that could potentially increase that total to $73 million.
My off the cuff reaction to the deal is that the Cubs received the bulk of the upside here. It's certainly possible that Rizzo doesn't pan out the way the Cubs hope (think early Carlos Pena), but at approximately $6 mill per season, it won't be a lead weight on the franchise. In a medium case (think Adam LaRoche), it's a fair deal, and shouldn't be difficult to move. If Rizzo continues to improve, however, (think Derrek Lee) this could be an absolute steal. In 2020, I would venture to guess that a 2 yr/ 29 million dollar deal will look reasonab...
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Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a seven-year, $41 million contract.
Multiple media outlets reported the extension, citing unidentified sources, before the first baseman's agent, Marc Pollak, confirmed the deal to ESPNChicago.com.
According to reports, the deal includes two team options that could make it worth as much as $73 million over nine years.
CHICAGO — Slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs agreed Monday to a $41 million, seven-year contract that could be worth up to $68 million over nine seasons.
The 23-year-old Rizzo is considered one of the centerpieces of the Cubs’ rebuilding efforts. He is hitting .280 with a .352 on-base percentage. He also has nine home runs and 28 RBIs in his third major...
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo flashes the leather with a backward, bobble, somersault basket catch while running towards right field. The kid can mash and flash!
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The Chicago Cubs have not had much go right for them this season, but there is reason for Cubs fans to be happy about the future of their team. They just locked up their power-hitting first baseman Anthony Rizzo to seven-year extension worth $41 million.
The Cubs envisioned Rizzo being part of their future, when they acquired him from the San Diego Padres in the 2011-12 off-season...
I always chuckle when I hear folks say baseball is dying, because it’s the complete opposite, players are getting paid.
According to a story courtesy ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have locked up emerging first baseman Anthony Rizzo, after both parties agreed to a long term deal.
The Chicago Cubs and first baseman Anthony Rizzo have agreed to a seven-year, $41 million deal...
The Cubs signed Anthony Rizzo to a contract last night. GW wrote about it in the wee hours of the morning today. Let's recap the specifics, along with GW's take on it.
Anthony Rizzo has signed a long term extension with the Cubs. Ken Rosenthal has the details. The deal is for at least seven years (including 2013) and $41 million, which includes what would have been Rizzo...
The Cubs have agreed to a $41 million, seven-year contract with
slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo that could be worth up to $68
million over nine seasons.
Anthony Rizzo agreed to a contract extension worth $41 million that will keep him with the Chicago Cubs through 2019, according to major-league sources.
The deal also includes two $14.5 million club options, plus $2 million buyouts. The guaranteed portion of the deal runs from 2013-19. The deal does not include any no-trade protection.
Rizzo, 23, is hitting .288/.361/.554 with...
During the 2012 regular season, the Chicago Cubs managed to lock up one of their core pieces for the future when they signed Starlin Castro to a six-year contract extension. On Sunday night, the nailed down another piece of that core with an extension of his own.
The Cubs and first baseman Anthony Rizzo agreed to a seven-year contract extension, on a deal that could pan out to...
The Chicago Cubs have made Anthony Rizzo the face of their rebuilding efforts.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have signed the first basemen to a seven-year, $41 million extension. Escalators in the deal could push the total value to $73 million.
Rizzo has spent parts of three years at the major league level. Since being inserted into the Cubs starting lineup the...
With the Anthony Rizzo signing, I thought it'd be sweet to show you the "Cubs Core;" players under team control for 2015 (when we should EXPECT a competitive team instead of just hoping).
Anthony Rizzo: 2021
Starlin Castro: 2020
Welington Castillo: 2017
Edwin Jackson: 2016
Luis Valbuena: 2016
Travis Wood: 2016
Darwin Barney: 2016
Jeff Samardzija: 2015
The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with franchise cornerstone Anthony Rizzo tonight. The Cubs and Anthony Rizzo reached a seven-year, $41 million deal. Fox Sports broke the story earlier.
The new deal for Anthony Rizzo includes two club options that could make it his phat stacks of cash worth as much as $73 million over nine years. That’s a lot of paper! That’s mad cheddah!
Chicago Cubs - Yes, this is called the “Minor League Report”, but the youth already in the majors is just as important, or often more, than what still lurks in the farm system. The Cubs extended first baseman Anthony Rizzo six seasons by signing him to a seven year contract that overrode his deal in place for 2013 and includes options that could keep Rizzo under control through...
The Chicago Cubs, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports’, have signed first baseman Anthony Rizzo to a seven-year, $41 million deal with two club options which could make the contract worth a total close to $73 million. The contract, if ran in full, would conclude after the 2019 season.
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Anthony Rizzo’s extension is a good guide for Starling Marte. Photo Credit: David Hague
On Saturday I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Pirates should extend Starling Marte, giving a price guide for a potential deal. Last night the Chicago Cubs extended first baseman Anthony Rizzo on a seven year, $41 M deal with two option years.
Coming into the season Rizzo had 0.168 years of service...