ANTHONY RIZZO NEWS

What Are the Cubs Projected to Do in 2015?

Normally, I do not give much credence to projections, because honestly, all they really are, are predictions based on mathematical formulas that have a chance to come true. Usually, projections give a good idea of what you can expect, but rarely come true or are close to exact; though they are fun to think about. These are just a few projections that I have come across the past...
Via World Series Dreaming
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester and Rizzo, Connection Beyond Baseball

Still in the honeymoon stage of the Chicago Cubs landing their ace pitcher, Jon Lester, I found myself looking around Twitter for others that were excited as well. I then came across this tweet from Cubs first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. #tbt Will never forget this article. @alexspeier did a great job http://t.co/cIA4RrU566 — Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) December 11, 2014 Anthony having...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Chicago Cubs Are Building a Future Empire

If you’re not careful, you might miss it. Gradually, the Chicago Cubs, six years without a legitimate contender (a 97 win team in 2009 who would become a first round knockout), five years without a .500 record and owners of back to back last place finishes, are rising. One might look at the standings and see 73 wins in 2014, 12th in the NL in runs, 13th in OBP, 13th in ERA and...
Via Baseball News Source
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs trade for Miguel Montero

            Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for Minor League right-handed pitchers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley. Montero, 31, batted .243 in 136 games last season with the D-backs, hitting 13 home runs and driving in 72 runs.  He is still...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa Looks A Lot Different In Retirement

Sammy Sosa and Anthony Rizzo snapped a strange selfie. Sosa looks, um, a little different than his playing days.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Funnies. Where do you want to go, Cubs?

So, we were driving back from Thanksgiving in North Carolina and...you know what it's like when you've been driving for 8 hours straight - you need a break.We pulled into some rest stop just outside Illinois, and like every rest stop, they had a bunch of brochures.I rubbed my eyes.I was so tired but they all seemed to be about the Cubs somehow.Destinations, places to go, things...
Via Cub Reporter
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs offer Jon Lester deal ‘north of $135 million’

            The Chicago Cubs have made a “significant offer north of $135 million” to free agent pitcher Jon Lester, according to CSN’s David Kaplan. Kaplan believes the Cubs offer would be for six years. But the Cubs will be competing with the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox for Lester’s...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver’s Forgotten Sports Gem

Denver is known as one of the sports capitals of the country. It’s a well-deserved reputation. With teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MLS, Denver is a pro sports hotbed. Add to that Division I college athletic programs at CU, CSU, DU, Air Force, UNC and Wyoming, along with a great high school sports scene, and sports fans along the Front Range are blessed with plenty of options...
Via Mile High Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Early 2015 Mock Draft: Rounds 2 & 3 Recap

Earlier this Monday morning, Round 3 of our Early 2015 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft wrapped up, giving us 36 picks in the books and a good chunk of early result to look back on. If you didn’t read our Round 1 Recap, you can do that by clicking on that link you just passed. Results for Rounds 2 and 3 are below. To remind everyone, here are our mock draft participants in the order...
Via Baseball Professor
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu, Anthony Rizzo Receive Prestigious Honors

For a pair of 73-89 teams, the Cubs and White Sox sure are getting a lot of attention. This attention, no doubt, is thanks to Anthony Rizzo and Jose Abreu. Rizzo is coming off a rebound year in which he finished second only to Giancarlo Stanton in home runs. Jose Abreu, however, tore up the American League in his rookie campaign, finishing in the top five in batting average, home...
Via Sports Mockery
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Is The Best Player For Every Chicago Sports Team?

It’s a debate that is sure to draw some heated discussions, but why not ask anyway?  Who are the absolute best players for every major Chicago sports franchise? Chicago Cubs:  Anthony Rizzo The 25-year old first baseman from Florida has emerged as one of several exciting young prospects for the Chicago Cubs over the past year.  Anthony Rizzo had his best season to date in...
Via Sports Mockery
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season awards

The Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season may be over, but now the Cubs’ front office can turn their attention to offseason moves in an attempt to make the Cubs a threat in the NL Central in 2015. As we head into the offseason, let’s hand out the team awards for the 2014 season. MVP – Anthony Rizzo Not surprisingly, Anthony Rizzo brings home the Cubs’ Most Valuable Player award. Rizzo...
Via isportsweb.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Epstein- Any discussion of team starts with Anthony Rizzo

Many fans of the Chicago Cubs believe that the team needs to go out and find a veteran free agent to be the on field general, and to be their leader. Theo Epstein though disagrees with the fans in this aspect. He sees that in Anthony Rizzo. Epstein -Any discussion of team starts with Anthony Rizzo. He stepped up as a leader and community contributor . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine...
Via World Series Dreaming
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Jon Lester and Anthony Rizzo Share Strong Bond

The free agent period will start to heat up soon, and Jon Lester may be trading in Fenway for Wrigley. Lester would be reunited with Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Both men are cancer survivors, and will always be bound by that incredible occurrence. Rizzo was grateful to Lester. They met shortly after Lester won the 2007 World Series for the Boston Red Sox. Rizzo had...
Via Sports Mockery
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Discusses Bout With Cancer

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo has always been a prized prospect, even when he was battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Rizzo was on Keith Olbermann’s program discussing the future of the Chicago Cubs, his foundation, and how he got through the tough times that he was stricken with the illness. For those of you that do not know, Rizzo was diagnosed with cancer while playing in Single...
Via Sports Mockery
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is the new face of MLB?

Derek Jeter was the perfect player at the perfect time. Jeter emerged as the Yankee captain at the end of the Steroid Era and perfectly played the...
Via Athlon Sports
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs End of Season Awards

Despite their 5th straight losing season, 2014 should be considered a success. With the arrivals of some top prospects it is clear the Cubs have turned the corner on the rebuilding process. Dectractors will point to another Cubs losing season and how they have had other “top prospects” were busts, etc. History will never be on the side the Cubs but since June 1st after a 20...
Via Sports Mockery
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers end season with loss to Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo had a two-run homer among his three hits, and the young Chicago Cubs finished 2014 on a high note with a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers. Rizzo went deep to center off Mike Fiers (6-5) in the first. He jogged home to score from third in a two-run sixth on Arismendy Alcantara's double just inside the first base line. Rizzo became the first...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rizzo homers, Cubs finish by beating Brewers 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Anthony Rizzo had a two-run homer among his three hits, and the young Chicago Cubs finished 2014 on a high note with a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers. Rizzo went deep to center off Mike Fiers (6-5) in the first. He jogged home to score from third in a two-run sixth on Arismendy Alcantara's double just inside the first base line. Rizzo became the first...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers end season with loss to Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo had a two-run homer among his three hits, and the young Chicago Cubs finished 2014 on a high note with a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers. Rizzo went deep to center off Mike Fiers (6-5) in the first. He jogged home to score from third in a two-run sixth on Arismendy Alcantara's double just inside the first base line. Rizzo became the first...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What qualifies as an offseason success?

Now that 2014 is coming to a close (for the Cubs, it came to a close roughly May 15, but bear with me), we turn to the Hot Stove League. One bonus of the Cubs’ situation right now is that there are very clear places to upgrade, and very clear places the Cubs do not need help. Places the Cubs need no help: Infield (besides catcher*) Anthony Rizzo would have been down-ballot MVP...
Via Obstructed View
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Resiliency shown in win versus Dodgers

After being completely dominated the first two games of a four game series against the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday looked like more of the same. Trailing 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, and having struggled to score all afternoon, the game looked all but over. This afternoon was different than what we as Chicago Cubs fans are accustomed...
Via isportsweb.com
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

Former Red Sox farmhand Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award for his work with pediatric cancer patients. After being drafted by the Red Sox at age 17, Rizzo was diagnosed with with Hodgkin's lymphoma in his first minor league season. After a long period of treatment, the cancer went into remission. Rizzo was initially traded to San Diego in the Adrian Gonzalez...
Via FenwayNation
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo wins Branch Rickey Award for community work

  Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients. At 25, he's the youngest person to receive the award -- 4-1/2 months younger than last year's winner, Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw. Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch Rickey Award...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo’s Walk-Off Homeruns

Anthony Rizzo returned to the Cubs lineup Monday night and was the reason the Cubs won 1-0. He hit a monster homer that traveled 421 feet in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Cubs a 1-0 walk-off win. Rizzo returning to the lineup is a good sign that his lower back is better. It is also great to see him swing the bat well and hopefully he can finish strong and put a cap...
Via Sports Mockery
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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