Anthony Rizzo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Padres Looked Into Anthony Rizzo Trade At Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres’ trade deadline explorations included some talks with the Cubs about first baseman Anthony Rizzo, The Athletic’s Dennis Lin writes as part of a reader mailbag.  It isn’t known how far negotiations might have developed between the two sides, and the Cubs..." October 14

  • Joey Gallo, Anthony Rizzo impacting Yankees lineup despite struggles

    New York Post "Together, as Yankees, Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo had teamed to post a .176/.307/.371 slash line when they reported to the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday. So why does it feel like they have contributed so much more? August 30

  • How the AL East might look if Anthony Rizzo had gone to Boston

    Pinstripe Alley "We’re a little over three weeks into Anthony Rizzo’s tenure as a Yankee, and his acquisition is one the Yankees’ organization would do all over again if they had the chance (and they’d do it with full support of the Yankee fan base as well). Since making his debut..." August 24

  • Yankees' Luke Voit was in 'bad place mentally' following Anthony Rizzo trade

    The Score "New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit wasn't in the best frame of mind following the team's acquisition of Anthony Rizzo at the trade deadline. "When it first happened … I was very frustrated," Voit said, according to Randy..." August 16

  • Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo, tests positive for COVID-19

    USA Today "Anthony Rizzo, who as a Chicago Cub said he chose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because he was “taking some more time to see the data,” tested positive for the coronavirus, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday.  Rizzo, a cancer survivor who is..." August 08

  • Joey Gallo, Anthony Rizzo Have Yankees Charging Full Speed Ahead Toward Red Sox

    Bleacher Report "The phrase "Yankee moment" is tossed around quite a bit in New York City. When an impact player comes to a proud, storied franchise like the New York Yankees, greatness is expected right away.  It's a little bit of an overblown concept, that a player is..." August 06

  • Anthony Rizzo fires back at Jed Hoyer over Cubs’ extension comments

    Bleacher Nation "As expected, Cubs President Jed Hoyer’s comments on his frustration that the Cubs didn’t extend any of the three players traded last week – Kris Bryant, Javy Báez, and Anthony Rizzo – led to a response. Hoyer essentially said that the Cubs tried very hard to..." August 03

  • Jon Lester knows Anthony Rizzo’s free-agency challenge

    WEEI Boston "We know the Jon Lester story. Back in the 2014 spring training the Red Sox offered Lester a four-year, $70 million deal, that was remarkably under market value. With the baseline set so low, the Lester camp didn't counter, knowing that the number would have to come in outrageously..." August 03

  • Yankees to acquire Anthony Rizzo from Cubs at MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are nearing an agreement on a trade involving first baseman Anthony Rizzo, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Rizzo, 32 come August, is an impending free agent who has hit .248/.346/.446 (116 OPS+) this..." July 29

  • Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant not in Chicago Cubs lineup amid trade buzz

    ESPN " Social media was abuzz after the Chicago Cubs announced their Thursday starting lineup, which did not include stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo -- although manager David Ross said no one's been traded. At least not yet. "I had this..." July 29

  • Cubs, Red Sox 'Had Preliminary Conversations' About Deal For Anthony Rizzo

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox have reportedly engaged in "preliminary conversations" with the Chicago Cubs about first baseman Anthony Rizzo ahead of the 2021 MLB trade deadline on Friday. ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Tuesday the league-wide level of interest in Rizzo is..." July 27

  • Anthony Rizzo trade scenarios: 3 best fits for Chicago Cubs’ star

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Cubs are sellers at the MLB trade deadline and Anthony Rizzo is one of the hottest candidates on the market. Just a few years removed from playing a crucial role in a historic World Series title, the All-Star free agent could be moved before July 30. Compared to..." July 25

  • Cubs working on extensions with Anthony Rizzo and Javy Baez before MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Nation "Among the reasons it seems very unlikely that the Cubs will trade Anthony Rizzo and/or Javy Báez this month, these are two guys whom they have tried to extend, and whom they want to retain beyond this season even if it means trying to make it happen in free agency. That is not to say the..." July 16

  • Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo declined COVID-19 vaccine

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo told local radio station WMVP 1000-AM on Friday that he has decided against getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Rizzo revealed his reluctance to get the vaccine on the same day Wrigley Field returned to full capacity for Friday’s game..." June 11

  • Kris Bryant ready to pitch package deal with Anthony Rizzo

    The Athletic "It’s not clear who would play the Will Ferrell role, but Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are workshopping ideas for their sequel to “Bryzzo Souvenir Co.” While that Major League Baseball ad campaign once captured the energy and personality of the..." June 08

  • Anthony Rizzo downplays dugout feud with Willson Contreras: 'I love Willson'

    The Score "During what was another tough loss for the Chicago Cubs, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras appeared to have a disagreement in the dugout. Following the seventh inning, Contreras slammed his chest protector down in the dugout. Manager..." June 05

  • Tempers flare in Cubs’ dugout between Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras

    The Athletic "Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras got into an argument in the dugout during the Cubs’ 8-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Friday. On the TV broadcast, Cubs manager David Ross was seen stepping between the two players. Ross walked with..." June 05

  • Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo (back) misses third straight start

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo missed his third straight start Friday as he continues to deal with lower back tightness. Rizzo was hoping to return for Friday’s afternoon game against the visiting Cincinnati Reds but the Cubs chose to be..." May 28

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo tries to trade baseball for nachos with fan

    CBS Sports "The concept of a trade is one of the very core principles upon which societies are built. And since Major League Baseball players live in a society, one star on the Chicago Cubs spent part of his Saturday instilling the value of receiving this for that in a young baseball..." May 23

  • Nats' Jon Lester: It'd be 'weird' seeing Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant in different unis

    The Score "Washington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester believes Chicago Cubs stars Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and Kris Bryant will look out of place if they leave the team in free agency after the 2021 campaign. Read More- May 17

  • Anthony Rizzo wants Freddie Freeman to sign ball after surprise strikeout

    The Score "Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo wants to commemorate his first career strikeout - as a pitcher - by getting it signed by his victim. Trailing 10-0 in a laugher against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, the Cubs decided to have a little fun. The team..." April 29