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Chicago Cubs: Rizzo, Baez needs a new contract

Anthony Rizzo has been in the Cubs’ organization since 2012. Over 1,000 games played in a Cubs uniform, the 6’3” first baseman has become a fan favorite as a member of the famous “Bryzzo” duo with teammate Kris Byant. Back in 2013, Rizzo signed a seven-year, $41 million contract extension with the Cubs. As the team picked his $16.5 million option for the 2020 season, be on the lookout for talks between him and the club in the upcoming months.

Rizzo had one of his best seasons last year, he hit an average of .293,  while posting a career-best .405 on-base percentage. Rizzo also hit 27 home runs to go along with 94 RBIs. Cubs fans around the world would be heartbroken if Rizzo weren’t resigned to a new deal, and they saw him in any other uniform beside the Cubs uniform.

One of the most electrifying players across the sport of baseball happens to be one of our own. Javier Baez has been dazzling fans all over with his magical swim move slide or his no-look tags on runners trying to steal second.

Baez has been a Cub for the last six years, with over 100 career home runs in the Cubbie blue. While he is under the team’s control until 2021, the team doesn’t want to wait as they are continuing to have talks. The now 27-year-old is amazing sports fans not just by his fielding skills but also with his monster bat. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the discussions have taken a break.