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Chicago Cubs: Boston Red Sox are a perfect fit for Anthony Rizzo

There’s no denying the fit between Anthony Rizzo and the Boston Red Sox. Whether or not something gets done, though, remains to be seen.

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The fit is there for the Red Sox when you look at everything. Bobby Dalbec is struggling at first base, slashing .218/.259.397. Rizzo adds a lefty bat in the lineup and much higher caliber glove. Another important thing to remember here is the Red Sox are in “go for it mode”.

At 61-39 in the AL East, nothing seems to be slowing Boston down this year and the only real threat looks to be the Tampa Bay Rays, who are just 1 1/2 games back and have already added Nelson Cruz to their lineup.

Coupled with the fact that Boston still has 13 games to play against the Rays which will be vital to their chances of winning the division; the Red Sox, already sitting in first place, are expecting Chris Sale back soon. He currently has one, hopefully final, rehab start scheduled for Saturday, July 31 with Triple-A Worcester. With addition of Rizzo at first base and Chris Sale back to the rotation, it could act as the demise of the four other teams in the AL East.

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If you’re Boston, it only makes sense to upgrade at every position possible. A guy like Rizzo seems to be a perfect fit in every aspect. The only issue again, is how to make it work financially.