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Anthony Rizzo has been great, but Kris Bryant is this team’s MVP

I've heard all throughout the season, and I've even said it myself, that Anthony Rizzo was the 2015 Cubs MVP. Over the last few weeks, I've started to think that just can't be the case any longer. Rizzo has had a great season, but Kris Bryant's second half has pushed him ahead of Rizzo. Their batting lines are very similar. Kris Bryant: .277/.368/.492 Anthony Rizzo: .279/.389...
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10 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo Hits Career Home Run No. 100 Tuesday Night

It has been a long time since there has been a reason for Chicago Cubs fans to celebrate, but with the way that their young core of talented players are performing the Cubbies may surprise some people come playoff time. Well--if whoever they play has paid attention this season they shouldn't be surprised.Tuesday night will be a special night for the Cubs and first baseman Anthony...
Via FatManWriting
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo hands out orange slices in Cubs dugout (Video)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was seen passing out orange slices to his teammates and coaches during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against Cincinnati. Orange slices are a common sight at youth sporting events, but you rarely professional athletes at the professional level eating them during games, if ever. Cubs broadcasters even joked that Rizzo was playing the...
Via Holdout Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Makes Insane Catch As He Dives Off Tarp Into Stands (Video)

There are great catches, and then there are insane catches. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s catch in the top of the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers is one of those insane catches. Ryan Braun hit what looked like a harmless foul ball that would make its way into the stands, but Rizzo never gave up on the play. He jumped up on the tarp...
August 12, 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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