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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

That’s So Cub: A Look at the Top August Contributors and Moments

It’s the beginning of September, which not only means that kids head back to school and beer gardens become a lot less fun, but also that I, as I have since the beginning of time the beginning of the season, will sit down and write about the top Cubs’ contributors and moments from the previous month. If you want a brief technical summary of what this means, please feel free...
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With These Cubs, Throw Out the History Book

  The Chicago Cubs are in the homestretch of what has been an amazing season. This team has played great from wire to wire and is in a great spot to lockup a spot in the Wild Card game. If you had asked fans what they expected going into this season, a majority would have told you they would be happy to see the team get to the .500 mark. Well, the Cubs about set to do just that...
Via World Series Dreaming
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 'Perfect Strangers' intro remade into Chicago Cubs tribute

We've seen the opening of "Full House" get recreated with members of the San Francisco Giants. We've seen the opening of "Family Matters" get recreated with members of the Pittsburgh Pirates. And now we have the opening of the ABC '80s sitcom, "Perfect Strangers," getting transformed into a Chicago Cubs tribute. Watch Joe Maddon, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and other...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo: MVP Candidate?

Let’s start this article by talking about Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber is awesome, and this year he’s put up a .275/.373/.558 line. That’s really good, and a .931 OPS/153 wRC+ is good for 10th among all hitters in baseball with 160 PA. Incredible, right? Well, Anthony Rizzo is 9th. That’s right: as incredible as Schwarber has performed this season, Rizzo has been better over...
Via Obstructed View
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves offense is still bad – but in a different way

In 2014, the Atlanta Braves offense was a horror show. For the year, they hit just .241/.305/.360. The club’s .296 wOBA was fourth-worst in baseball (ahead of just the Phillies, Reds, and Padres), and their 87 wRC+ was fifth-worst (ahead of those three aforementioned teams and the Arizona Diamondbacks). They scored just 573 runs, the second-lowest total in baseball. The main...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero, bullpen lead Cubs to 5-3 win over Braves

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero had consecutive RBI doubles in the sixth as the Chicago Cubs extended Shelby Miller's winless skid to 16 games with a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday. Anthony Rizzo added an RBI single in the seventh for Chicago. Jason Motte (8-1) earned the win in relief, starting a string of four innings during which Cubs relievers didn...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arrieta picks up 15th win, Cubs pound Braves 7-1

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th win, and Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell homered to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak after winning nine straight and 15 of 16, with Arrieta (15-6) dominating on the mound and Rizzo and Russell supplying...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot Hot Heat: Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Pitchers Who Throw Fire

It’s easy to look back and laugh now, but there was a time when people genuinely worried that Anthony Rizzo would never hit a good fastball. He was struggling to hit anything harder than 90 miles per hour, and if that had remained true, it would have been a very real death knell for him. Good hitters don’t have the bat knocked from their hands by a heater, unless a pitcher is...
Via BP Wrigleyville
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Contending For Seasonal Awards Sweep?

With the 2015 season approaching the final quarter of the season, the Chicago Cubs are not only contending for a playoff spot in the National League, but they are also contending for several individual awards in the process. Of the four major individual awards (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year,) the Cubs have a legitimate contender for each piece of hardware...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Easy verdict: Rizzo trade a home run for Cubs

When the Chicago Cubs traded for first baseman Anthony Rizzo in January 2012, they gave up right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres, and the jury was out. Cashner was strong pitching prospect. Rizzo was big-time slugging prospect. Cubs president Theo Epstein had only recently taken over the franchise. At the time it seemed the trade could any which way -- in favor...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs at White Sox (8-16-15)

The Cubs go for 10 in a row today on the south side. Lineups Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Chris Denorfia DH Kris Bryant 1B Anthony Rizzo RF Jorge Soler SS Addison Russell 2B Starlin Castro C Miguel Montero 3B Jonathan Herrera P Dan Haren White Sox CF Adam Eaton DH Jose Abreu LF Melky Cabrera RF Avisail Garcia 1B Adam LaRoche SS Alexei Ramirez 2B Carlos Sanchez C Tyler Flowers 3B Tyler...
Via Obstructed View
18 days ago  |  Discuss

OPS Leagues: Peralta Come Lately

Looking over the past few weeks’ worth of OPS numbers, I saw a lot of names that I expected to see up on top. Nelson Cruz, sure. Anthony Rizzo, duh. Chris Davis, yawn, but sure. Andrew McCutchen, okay. These guys are either superstars or mega-power meatheads (I’m looking at you Cruz and Davis). The next name on the list? David Peralta. What? Peralta, who is quickly rising in...
Via Razzball
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Theo Epstein Rock Out To AC/DC At Karaoke Bar (Video)

The Chicago Cubs have had plenty of reasons to celebrate lately, so they did just that over the weekend. After winning their third straight game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday — it also was the Chicago’s ninth win in its last 10 games — first baseman Anthony Rizzo and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein hit up a local karaoke bar. The two belted...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cub Anthony Rizzo made one of the most remarkable catches you will ever see, Sizzle Chest

Sort of logically thought standing on an on field tarp would be OK but as soon as Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo moved to standing on the wall before jumping into the crowd to rob Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun of another pitch...thought it might be a bit fugazi.It wasn't and Rizzo made one smile inducing, incredible catch.Wow.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe...
Via Bob's Blitz
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo climbs Wrigley Field tarp to make amazing catch (VIDEO)

We all love seeing players leaping into the stands for a catch, but Anthony Rizzo just might have set the bar pretty high for all amazing catches in the future.The Chicago Cubs first baseman tested the limits of the Wrigley Field playing area, and a little known Major League Baseball rule, to complete one of the wildest plays ever. The acrobatic play happened in the sixth...
Via The Other Paper
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo lays out for spectacular catch after hopping up onto tarp (video)

Anthony Rizzo made a catch that few first basemen would attempt to make in Wednesday night’s game against the Brewers. It happened when Ryan Braun popped one up into foul territory in the sixth inning of the game. Rizzo chased the ball down, climbed the tarp and leaned in toward the stands to make a great snag. Cubs fans responded with plenty of cheers for their guy.
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricestradamus returns as Miguel Montero proves #wearegood

Highlights galore in tonight’s Chicago Cubs victory. There was the Anthony Rizzo catch of catches: .@ARizzo44's balancing act. — MLB (@MLB) August 13, 2015 It was pretty nice: The Cubs were leading in the ninth, but Hector Rondon‘s wild pitches (possibly blockable, but eh) and inopportune defense behind him led to the tying run scoring.  An unfortunate...
Via World Series Dreaming
22 days ago  |  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...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo Climbs Tarp And Reaches Over Crowd To Make Out

In years past this kind of play may not have happened. For many years the Chicago Cubs have not had that edge; that special something that drives them to do whatever it takes to make any and every play. This season they have it as they fight to make to do what it takes to qualify for one of the wild card spots.Anthony Rizzo proved just that Wednesday night when he climbed the tarp...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo a Stabilizing Force in Chicago Cubs Infield

Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo rounds third after hitting a solo-home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Only 26 years old and one of the best first baseman in all of baseball, Anthony Rizzo has had to grow up fast, an elder statesman in an infield full...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball needs the Cubs to reach October

The Chicago Cubs aren't quite the "lovable losers" we've been acquainted with over the past 10 years. No, no. These youngsters are now the "wunderkind winners".  The Cubs organization highlighted a demonstrative turnaround a season ago, despite a deceiving 73-89 record. Baseball's most keenly observed rebuild showed all signs pointed towards a fruitful future, but the plucking...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Fall to Pittsburgh Pirates; Win Streak Ends at Six

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Dan Haren sits in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The long ball can either help or hurt a team. And on Wednesday night the Pittsburgh Pirates used the long ball to hurt the Cubs and ended the Cubs’ winning streak at six games. The...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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