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Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo has been better than his batting average looks

After winning 24 of their first 30 games last season, the Chicago Cubs are off to a slower start this time around. The Chicago Cubs have had no shortage of slumping hitters to start this season, but for first baseman Anthony Rizzo, his batting average doesn’t tell the whole story. In the new age of sabermetrics, […] Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo has been better than his batting...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 day ago

In The Loop: Rizzo and Big Papi discuss Game 7

Anthony Rizzo and David Ortiz on what it's like to play in a Game 7.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

#ASGWorthy Rizzo stays hot with 2 homers

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo tallied two home runs in a 5-4 win over the Giants on Wednesday, notching his 14th career multi-homer game despite the near-20 mph winds.
3 days ago

Rizzo reacts to two-homer game in Cubs win

Anthony Rizzo talks about his two-homer game in the Cubs' 5-4 win over the Giants on Wednesday night.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

WATCH: Kyle Schwarber crushes 470-foot home run

Too bad home runs with nobody on base only count for one run, because if distance were a factor, Kyle Schwarber’s monster homer on Tuesday would have counted for several.Schwarber blasted a 470-foot home run in the first inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. That was Schwarber’s 7th home run of the season, and according to Statcast, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Inevitable Progression of Anthony Rizzo

Anyone who has watched the Cubs in recent weeks has been likely found themselves fueled by a certain degree of frustration. In some cases, it’s underperforming expectations. In others, it’s not even a performance issue necessarily, but more of a general baseball issue, in that it’s not always the fairest of games. Sometimes, even for […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
9 days ago  |  Discuss

10 best bargains in baseball

One of the savviest things any Major League Baseball general manager can do is get a player on a cheap, long-term contract that covers the athlete’s prime years. It’s often done before a player truly establishes themselves as an elite force, though not always. Regardless, such deals can harness incredible talent while freeing up payroll space to add other pieces — or, for those...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo’s home run destroys fan’s beer

Fans that choose to sit in the outfield bleachers at Wrigley Field are sometimes faced with a tough decision. If they’re consuming food or beverages, are those items worth sacrificing for a home run ball?Often, the answer is yes, and that was the case during Thursday’s game, when an Anthony Rizzo dinger came flying toward the stands.Two particular fans, that looked to be a mother...
Via The Sports Daily
April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs players raise their World Series banner in awesome Wrigley Field pregame ceremonies

Tonight, the Chicago Cubs have their first home game since snapping their 108-year World Series drought with a thrilling Game 7 victory over the Cleveland Indians last November.The  2017 Wrigley Field opener also means raising the championship banner as part of pregame ceremonies, and the Cubs really went all-out with the special night.Nobody really knew what was going on, as the...
Via The Comeback
April 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo reaches out to Cubs fan brutally beaten by classmate

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo took to Twitter Monday to send support to Henry Sembdner, a 12-year-old middle school student who was placed into a medically induced coma after being viciously beaten by a classmate.The 7th grader at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin, Ill., was slammed to the ground during the incident last Friday, according to police. He suffered...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

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