Anthony Rizzo Shows Up at Monday Night Raw

We’re a month away from Spring Training, which means…it’s time for a lot of players to start getting their act together and ready for the 2016 season. If you’re Anthony Rizzo, however, that means heading to South Beach to catch “Monday Night RAW”. And I fully approve. Early on in the telecast, the Chicago Cubs All-Star (and Fort Lauderdale native) could be spotted ringside...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: why Anthony Rizzo will be most valuable hitter

The Chicago Cubs had a fantastic 2015 MLB season. The team won 97 games and was able to reach the NLCS for the first time since 2003. The sweetest part of the whole thing might have been that the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS to get there. With all of that momentum, the Cubs were able to acquire valuable free agents this offseason. Two of which, Jason Heyward and...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Rizzo hosting second annual comedy night to benefit cancer patients

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has already had a sensational major-league career being named to two All-Star Game rosters and quickly rising as one of baseball's young stars. One of his greatest accomplishments, however, wasn't done on the baseball field as he overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma when his career was just getting started in 2008.  "Besides physically not being...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Rizzo Reaches for Greatness, Even as He Meets It

Theo Epstein and his front office crew have really turned over the roster since arriving in Chicago late in 2011. Now that Starlin Castro has been traded to the New York Yankees, the Cubs’ longest-tenured player is reliever/sometime-starter Travis Wood, who barely edges out clubhouse leader and first baseman Anthony Rizzo—Wood was called up on May […]
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo’s Go-Ahead Home Run Sends Cardinals Home, Cubs To NLCS (Video)

Anthony Rizzo did it again. After going hitless in the first two games of the National League Divisional Series, the Chicago Cubs first baseman delivered a big home run to down the St. Louis Cardinals in a historic Game 3 win. He picked up where he left off Tuesday, putting the Cubs ahead for good. Chicago won the game 6-4 and advanced to the National League Championship Series...
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo, Bruised Into History

This season, Anthony Rizzo has obliterated 30 baseballs into the seats for home runs. As of last night, in perfect symmetry, 30 baseballs have exacted revenge for their wounded brothers by hitting Anthony Rizzo. This is a rare accomplishment. Is this an accomplishment? This is a rare accomplishment. Until now, only one player had ever before reached that particular 30/30 threshold...
Via Fangraphs
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Opened Up the Lower Half

It would be easy to argue Anthony Rizzo hasn’t gotten better. It wouldn’t even be an insult — last year’s version of Rizzo was super good. Not many people could improve on that. The wRC+? Down, from 155 to 147. The defense remains above-average. Rizzo seems like the same player. And he is, as a matter of fact, still quite similar. But it’s also pretty easy to argue Rizzo’s...
Via Fangraphs
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Rizzo Really Hit Lefties This Well?

Earlier this week, fellow BP Wrigleyville writer Matt Trueblood and I had a fun conversation on Twitter regarding Anthony Rizzo’s true hitting prowess versus left-handers. The crux of our “argument” rested in my belief that Rizzo can continue to hit lefties as well as he has this season, while Matt casts a bit of side-eye due to the small sample of plate appearances and the...
Via BP Wrigleyville
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo makes incredible catch in foul territory (Video)

Anthony Rizzo is know for his exploits with a bat in his hands, but on Wednesday he made one of the better catches you’ll see on a ball in foul territory. In the top of the sixth inning, Ryan Braun hit a pop fly down the first base line that looked destined to land among the crowd. However, Rizzo had other ideas. He tracked the ball towards the wall, jumped up on the tarp, stepped...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo climbs onto tarp for great catch

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo isn’t just a great hitter – he’s got a fantastic glove as well. Check out what he did in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Brewers-Cubs game during a Ryan Braun at bat. That’s….impressive. Quite impressive. Ironically, in his first at bat after the play, Rizzo would pop out…to first base…in foul territory. The post Anthony...
Via The Outside Corner
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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