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ANTHONY RIZZO RUMORS

Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night. The Cubs won for the third time in four games since they were swept in a weekend series against lowly Philadelphia. Rizzo finished with three hits and Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4. Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Nelson pitches 7 strong innings, but Cubs rally for 5-2 win

MILWAUKEE -- Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night. The Cubs won for the third time in four games since they were swept in a weekend series against lowly Philadelphia. Rizzo finished with three hits and Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4. Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit ball...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Rizzo a natural on the red carpet

Players get to participate in a parade and a red carpet presentation as part of the All-Star festivities and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo took it all in stride. Rizzo, a two-time All-Star, sure looked like a natural on the red carpet. Photo Credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images  
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Bryant, Rizzo eliminated in HRD first round

I’m attempting to convince myself I’m not disappointed Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant were eliminated in the first round of the 2015 MLB Home Run Derby. Rizzo matched up with Josh Donaldson in the first round and faced the unfortunate guinea pig role as the first player to experience the newly implemented time rules. After hitting 8 homeruns, Rizzo fell to Donaldson’s mark...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

We Might As Well Root For Rizzo In HR Derby

Given the overall lack of Red Sox visibility at The Midsummer Classic, we might as well root for a former Red Sox property in the Home Run Derby. Right? Former top Boston prospect Anthony Rizzo—now a legitimate MVP candidate with the Cubbies—is one of eight players who will compete in the newly-formatted derby. This year, players will have a five-minute window to hit as many...
Via FenwayNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Deftly Avoids Tag With Impressive Ninja Slide (Video)

Many have tried, but only few have succeeded. On Wednesday, Anthony Rizzo joined that elite group. We’re talking, of course, about the “ninja slide,” accomplished by creatively contorting one’s body to avoid a sure out. Rizzo found the need to deploy the tactic in the ninth inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the New York Mets, when Starlin...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo avoids tag with nifty slide (GIFs)

Anthony Rizzo avoided a tag with some nifty footwork while sliding into third base during Wednesday night's Chicago Cubs game against the New York Mets. It simply has to be seen to be believed. It’s called “The Rizzo.” pic.twitter.com/1GG8XV0wgC — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) July 2, 2015Was it skill, or was it luck? According to Rizzo: "It's magic." .@ARizzo44 is coming for you...
Via Holdout Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Continues to Lead Cubs Offense

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two run home run in the sixth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) At the age of 25, Anthony Rizzo is considered the veteran leader in the Chicago Cubs young lineup. And like a leader is supposed...
Via The Sports Journal
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo jokes with fan by taking his peanuts (Video)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo joked around with a fan by pretending to steal his bag of peanuts during Thursday night's game in Cleveland.After coming up empty while chasing a foul ball towards the short right field stands in the top of the seventh, Rizzo saw the peanuts and grabbed them, but quickly gave them right back to the fan. That'll teach him to never leave his...
Via Holdout Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo, Now Featuring an Elite Strikeout Rate

The 2014 version of Anthony Rizzo would be great enough for just about any team out there: lots of walks, power, and contact. If you were trying to build him into the model of a superstar, the only knock against him would be that he basically didn’t run, but he’s promptly taken care of that this […]
Via Fangraphs
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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