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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 23-year-old has a .283/.345/.485 line with 24 home runs and 76 RBI over 124 games. The seven-year deal between the Cubs and Rizzo will buy out all of his arbitration years and his first year of free agency. The Cubs will control his rights until 2019. The decision to sign young players to long deals before they hit their peak seasons has been something teams have attempted for years. Some recent examples are the Diamondbacks signing of Paul Goldschmidt and the Rays signging of Evan Longoria early in his major league career. The Cleveland Indians made a habit of signing players to team friendly deals during t...

Reports: Cubs, Rizzo agree on 7-year extension

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 According to reports, the deal includes two team options that could make it worth as much as $73 million over nine years. The 23...

Anthony Rizzo, Former Red Sox Prospect, Agrees to Seven-Year, $41 Million Contract With Cubs

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’ Anthony Rizzo Backward Bobble Somersault Catch

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! The post Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Backward Bobble Somersault Catch appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Signs Extension: Future Is Now

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...

Cubs and First Baseman Anthony Rizzo Agree to 7-Year $41 Million Deal

  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...

Anthony Rizzo Agrees To Seven-Year Extension With Cubs

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...

Cubs, Rizzo agree to $41M deal

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.

Chicago Cubs sign Anthony Rizzo to seven-year extension

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...

Chicago Cubs extend Anthony Rizzo 7 years, $41 mil

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! Anthony...

Minor League Report: May 7-13, 2013

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...

Chicago Cubs Sign Anthony Rizzo To Seven-Year Extension

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. The post Chicago Cubs Sign Anthony Rizzo To Seven-Year Extension appeared first on FFLockerRoom...

Anthony Rizzo’s Extension is a Good Guide For Starling Marte

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...

MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Week 5

  Back at it again after a long week. This is that time of the year when lots of noise is coming out of the AAA and the minors. Quick and fast starts from young and up-and-coming players are going to be at a premium this month. If you are in a deep league, you will need to read through the early hype and dig deep to find the right players in the Minors for your team. Highly touted...
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