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Cubbies Crib Dec 5, 2019

Cubs Rumors: Houston Astros interested in Willson Contreras

According to the latest rumors, the Houston Astros have some degree of interest in two-time All-Star and Chicago Cubs backstop Willson Contreras. At this point, it seems like a foregone conclusion the Cubs are going to move off of at least one of their core guys – Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo (I’ll believe it when […] Cubs Rumors: Houston Astros interested in Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Dec 4, 2019

Cubs Rumors: There’s no way we’re trading Anthony Rizzo this winter

I don’t care what the recent rumors suggest: the Chicago Cubs are not looking to trade Anthony Rizzo – no matter how drastic of a change is afoot. The Chicago Cubs are not going to trade Anthony Rizzo. Say it with me, everyone. I was hesitant to even give this lip service but it’s part […] Cubs Rumors: There’s no way we’re trading Anthony Rizzo this winter - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Nov 25, 2019
Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo are candidates for a new All-MLB team

Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo are candidates for a new All-MLB team

Vote for these guys! (And Anthony Rizzo, too!) | Photo by Quinn Harris/ And you can vote! Monday, Major League Baseball announced an All-MLB team, similar to what the NFL has by announcing All-Pros, and you can vote for your favorites. There will be one per infield position, three outfielders (regardless of position), five starting pitchers and two relievers elected to the All-MLB team, with no division by league — one player will get this honor across both the American and National Leagues. Cubs who are on the ballot are Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo....
Bleed Cubbie Blue Nov 20, 2019
The top 10 Cubs by total WAR, 2010-19

The top 10 Cubs by total WAR, 2010-19

Photo by Quinn Harris/ It shouldn’t be too hard to guess who tops this list. When looking through this list, keep in mind that not a single player on it was a Cub for all 10 seasons from 2010-19. The longest-tenured Cub — and the one who played the most seasons as a Cub of anyone on this list — is Anthony Rizzo, who has completed eight years in a Cubs uniform. That’s actually somewhat rare. Of players whose careers began after 1969, in the divisional play era, here’s the complete list of everyone who’s played at least eight seasons in a Cubs uniform: Rizzo, Ryan Dempster,...
Cubbies Crib Nov 15, 2019

Chicago Cubs can learn from Chicago White Sox with their first baseman

The Chicago White Sox have shown immense loyalty with Jose Abreu and the Chicago Cubs could follow suit in coming years with Anthony Rizzo. In this day and age, it’s increasingly rare to see a player – especially one of Jose Abreu‘s caliber – with such an intense loyalty to his team. The 33-year-old slugger […] Chicago Cubs can learn from Chicago White Sox with their first baseman - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Nov 13, 2019
Anthony Rizzo is a good leadoff hitter. Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber aren’t. Why?

Anthony Rizzo is a good leadoff hitter. Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber aren’t. Why?

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The leadoff spot was a disaster for the Cubs in 2019. How can they fix it? Anthony Rizzo is a great hitter. On this, you likely agree. He’s been asked to bat leadoff occasionally in several different seasons. And in doing that, he’s hit even better than his career averages. Here are Rizzo’s lines batting leadoff: 2017: 14 games, 59 PA, .300/.373/.680, five home runs2018: 31 games, 138 PA, 328/.428/.552, six home runs2019: 12 games, 46 PA, .410/.500/.667, three home runs Those numbers are all far better than his career norms, and with 57 games there and 243...

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