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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 services...
Via Sports-Glory
9 hours 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
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fire manager Rick Renteria to pursue Joe Maddon

            Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that the club has dismissed manager Rick Renteria, the 53rd manager in franchise history. Cubs president Theo Epstein released the following statement: “Today we made the difficult decision to replace Rick Renteria as manager of the Chicago Cubs....
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  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 2014...
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

Coming up with the current 2015 payroll/roster

There was a little confusion about my $65 million number in my last article. The Cubs have a $65 million payroll next year, but it doesn’t (at first glance) appear that way. I assure you it is. Major League Contracts Starlin Castro: $6M Anthony Rizzo: $5M Edwin Jackson: $11M Ryan Sweeney: $1.5M Kyuji Fujikawa: $500K (we will decline his $5M team option) Total: $24M These are the...
Via Obstructed View
October 07, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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

Cueto attempts to match career-high win total

Anthony Rizzo came back from an injury and picked up right where he left off against the Cincinnati Reds. He could be challenged to keep it going for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against Johnny Cueto, however. Rizzo had missed 18 games with a strained lower back before returning Monday and homering in the ninth inning of a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati - the second...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cueto attempts to match career-high win total

Anthony Rizzo came back from an injury and picked up right where he left off against the Cincinnati Reds. He could be challenged to keep it going for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against Johnny Cueto, however. Rizzo had missed 18 games with a strained lower back before returning Monday and homering in the ninth inning of a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati - the second...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Hits Walk-Off Blast in First Game Back

CHICAGO, IL — Welcome back Anthony Rizzo! After missing 18 games due to injury, Rizzo hit a walk-off home run off Pedro Villarreal in the bottom of the 9th as the Cubs beat the Reds 1-0 on Monday night. Rizzo was the only player on either team to have a multi-hit game tonight, going 2-for-4. The homer was his 31st of the year, which tops his 2013 total by eight. Your browser does...
Via Sports Mockery
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rizzo's walk-off homer gives Cubs 1-0 win vs. Reds

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo capped his return to the Cubs lineup with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning that gave Chicago a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo had missed the last 18 games due to a back problem but drove a pitch from Pedro Villarreal (0-1) over the wall in center field. Rizzo's homer was his 31st of the season and gave Hector Rondon...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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