2/19 Morning Marquee: Anthony Rizzo to take leadership role


Chicago Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer fielded questions again Tuesday and he believes first baseman Anthony Rizzo can lead the youth movement. Rizzo joked with media about the media buzz about the Cubs prospects, “You guys are going to crown them the next Babe Ruth.”

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Around the league, the San Fransisco Giants and Brandon Belt reached agreement on a one-year deal with $2.9 million, Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians agreed to one-year deal worth $9.8 million, and Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg is working to add a slider.

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Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs want more from Rizzo as a producer, leader

Daily Herald: Division doesn’t make things any easier for Cubs

CSN Chicago: Cubs GM Jed Hoyer: Anthony Rizzo can lead youth movement

ESPN Chicago: Rizzo wants to help prospects’ transitions

San Fransisco Chronicle: Brandon Belt, SF Giants reach one-year deal, avoid hearing

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians agree on 1-year deal worth $9.8 million

CBS Sports: Matt Wieters aims to make best of his (likely) final two years as an Oriole

NBC Sports: Stephen Strasburg is working to add a slider

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