Don’t take the hype too seriously, Cubs fans – an Anthony Rizzo reunion remains unlikely at the moment.
The Cubs don’t necessarily need a first guard, as Frank Schwindel can get the job done at a higher level at a lower cost. However, By Rizzo The name would always be right in Wrigleyville, which meant that anytime he was a free agent, the Cubs could call.
Rizzo is still the best first defensive player, and possibly excellent. In total, Rizzo only lost 0.248 / .344 / .440 last year, far below his usual range. Because he’s going through a discount season at the dish, and due to the MLB owner’s closing, Rizzo could be forced to sell for a lot less than market value.
Can the Cubs bring back Anthony Rizzo?
MLB insider Bruce Levine says he can see Cubs put Rizzo on offer when the locking process ends. Any offer could be short-term due to Rizzo’s age and the fact that he wants to enter the free agency market one last time before his career ends.
So a two-year deal worth up to $40 million might be enough to get him moving North.
There’s very little in the way, except for the wallets of Ricketts and Schwindel, but David Kaplan still says it’s unlikely. Cue theatrics.
Right now, there are too many factors that suggest the Cubs will be anything but friendly players in the Rizzo sweepstakes.
First, the Yankees most likely choose to keep their first fighter. They have the money to do so. Second, if the Braves can’t keep Freddie Freeman, then they’ll become Rizzo’s suitors too.
Rizzo will find a landing spot whenever the door lock ends, but the Cubs stay in the background. They should make him an offer, but don’t expect it to be a lucrative one.
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