What will the Cubs Get in Return from the Anthony Rizzo Trade? Why did the Yankees decide to trade for the 3-Time All-Star?
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Cubs Send Anthony Rizzo to Yankees in 3-Player Deal
Anthony Rizzo, 3-Time All-Star, Traded to Yankees in 3-Player Deal
Not long before 2021 MLB Trade Deadline (Friday, July 30) expired, it appears that one lucky team will be getting a star infielder. ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan reported that the Chicago Cubs have traded INF Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees. The Cubbies will be receiving the following in return from New York: OF Kevin Alcantara and Starting RHP Alexander Vizcaino.
Why Did the Cubs Trade Anthony Rizzo?
Chicago (NL) decided to trade the 3-Time-All-Star due the team becoming sellers at the trade deadline. The Cubs traded 3B Kris Bryant to the Giants, 2B Javier Baez to the Mets, Closer Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox, and Reliever Andrew Chafin to the Athletics. Also, Rizzo will hit the free agent market following the 2021 season. The Cubs are currently in 4th place in the NL Central Division with a 51-56 record. Therefore, Chicago decided to trade Rizzo to get something in return instead of losing him for nothing via free agency.
Why Did the Yankees Acquire Anthony Rizzo?
New York (AL) decided to trade for Rizzo to bolster its offensive core. Another reason for the acquisition is that the Yankees are looking to fight for a playoff spot in the American League standings. In fact, New York is trailing the 2nd AL Wild Card spot by 3.0 games to the Oakland Athletics. With Anthony Rizzo now in the fold for the Yankees, the former Cubs star will join the lineup consisting of the following: Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Brett Gardner.
What Was His Tenure with Chicago (NL) Like?
Anthony Rizzo was traded to the Cubs as part of a 2012 deal that sent Starting RHP Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres. He was a three-time All-Star and won four Gold Gloves along with a Silver Slugger Award in his career. Rizzo also guided the Cubs to five playoff appearances, including the curse-ending World Series championship in 2016. For the 2021 season with Chicago, Rizzo compiled a 0.254 batting average with 16 home runs and 44 RBIs.
The Players Involved in the 2021 Mid-Season Trade
Yankees Receive (1 Player)
- Selected in the 6th Round by Red Sox (out of High School) in the 2007 Draft
- Traded to Padres as part of 2010 Deal that Send INF Adrian Gonzalez to Boston
- Made MLB Debut for San Diego in 2011
- Traded to Cubs in 2012 as part of RHP Andrew Cashner Deal
- 2016 World Series Champion
- 3-Time All-Star
- 4-Time Gold Glove Winner
- Won a Silver Slugger Award
- 5 Playoff Appearances and 3 Championship Series Trips
- Career Postseason Stats: 0.205 BA with 6 Home Runs and 18 RBIs
- 0.269 MLB Batting Average
- 245 MLB Home Runs
- 797 MLB RBIs
- 1,334 MLB Hits
Cubs Receive (2 Players)
- Joined Yankees in 2018 as a Global Free Agent
- Was Playing for Dominican Summer League Yankees at Time of Trade
- After Trade, he now Plays for Arizona Complex League Cubs
- 0.417 MiLB Batting Average
- 0 MiLB Home Runs
- 4 MiLB RBIs
- Joined Yankees in 2016 as a Global Free Agent
- Was Playing for Hudson Valley Renegades (High-A for Yankees) at the Time of the Trade
- After Trade, he now Plays for the South Bend Cubs (High-A for Cubs)
- 12-21 MiLB Record
- 4.95 MiLB E.R.A.
- 268 MiLB Strikeouts
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