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Did John Lackey and Anthony Rizzo confront eachother in dugout?

The Chicago Cubs left Tuesday's game at Wrigley Field as winners over the White Sox, after dropping game one of the four-game set on Monday. It didn't take long for the Cubs to get on the board as Willson Contreras hit a three-run homer off of Carlos Rodon to give them an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. But the White Sox answered back, capped with a Rodon two-run double off...
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The Adventures of Anthony Rizzo, Fantasy Second Baseman

On the latest Dreamcast, Anno asked if there was an actual rule that mandated a glove change for when exaggerated shifts occurred.  As far as I could tell from scanning the rules, there are only a few stipulations on gloves that can be used by fielders on defense: The catcher can obviously use a specialized mitt, dictated in Rule 3.04. 3.06 and 3.07 cover all other glove usages...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs considering shake up, could trade young players

The struggling Chicago Cubs are looking at all sorts of ways to try to get the team going, including some fairly bold moves.According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Cubs have examined any and all options to improve their fortunes, including trading one of their young position players in a bid to shake up the clubhouse.The problem is that such a trade is easier said than done...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein not interested in trades, says Cubs must play better

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs entered Thursday’s action with a .500 record and in second place in the National League Central. For all intents and purposes the first half of the season has been an unmitigated disaster for the Cubbies.Despite this, Chicago finds itself just 4.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the division with a few games remaining before...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly wants Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo in Home Run Derby

Major League Baseball wants a Chicago Cubs slugger involved in the Home Run Derby.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the league is lobbying Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo to participate in the Derby in Miami.Rizzo, in particular, is a Florida native, and there would certainly be appeal in having a native son from the reigning champions competing against Marlins hometown star...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo blasts Miguel Montero for ripping Jake Arrieta

The Chicago Cubs clubhouse finds itself in a relative state of turmoil after catcher Miguel Montero called out Jake Arrieta over the Washington Nationals notching seven stolen bases in Tuesday’s 6-1 loss.Count Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo among those who find Montero’s decision to air his grievances to the media as an unacceptable move.Rizzo blasted Montero during an interview Wednesday...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week, we talk a lot about the written and unwritten rules in baseball, along with position changes...
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June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo will not be disciplined for collision with Austin Hedges

Anthony Rizzo violated the Buster Posey rule when he collided with Austin Hedges at the plate during Monday’s Cubs-Padres game, but the first baseman will avoid discipline despite violating the rule.MLB chief executive officer Joe Torre spoke with Rizzo and both teams to let them know that Rizzo violated the rule. However, Torre will not discipline Rizzo further. Rizzo was called...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB reviewing Anthony Rizzo home plate collision

In an attempt to tie up Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo collided with Padres catcher Austin Hedges. While Hedges was able to prevent the tying run from scoring, Padres manager Andy Green was not too happy about the collision.“I think you look at that play and it’s a fairly egregious violation of the rule. The rule exists...
Via Sportsnaut
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Padres unhappy with Anthony Rizzo for ‘cheap shot’ play at home plate

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges helped preserve a 3-2 lead in his team’s win over the Chicago Cubs Monday night despite being on the receiving end of a play his manager labeled a “cheap shot.”Kris Bryant lined out to center field with San Diego leading by a run in the sixth, and center fielder Matt Szczur made a strong throw home to beat Anthony Rizzo, who was tagging...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

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