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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 preseason players such as SS Jason Segura, OF Starling Marte, 3B Manny Machado, and 1B Anthony Rizzo, who quite possibly were drafted in your league, have all payed their dividends and are off to a solid start. It will be crucial to be able to pinpoint the next Minors breakout candidate. In this post I will offer a couple names in which I may have mentioned in the passed, or may be new to the waiver wire list, as well as some players to watch that are doing well in the Minors. OF- Oswaldo Arcia (MIN) If you read my post last week, you know that Oswaldo was my deep pick up waiting to be jumped on. As so it happens, this…
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The Pirates should extend Starling Marte. Photo credit: David Hague
I was discussing Starling Marte on Twitter this afternoon with Travis Sawchik of the Trib and Charlie of Bucs Dugout, and we got on the topic of extensions. Marte currently has less than a year of service time, and at the end of this season he will have a little over one full year. We all agreed today that Marte...
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!
The post Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Backward Bobble Somersault Catch appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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!