Chicago Cubs: 5 darkest moments of the last week – #1 – Anthony Rizzo
Insert nauseated emoji here. I think I can speak for everyone when I say, once Anthony Rizzo was traded to the New York Yankees, fans alike became numb to the whole trade deadline. Losing Rizzo is about as heartbreaking an event that any of us ever fathomed.
Virtually nobody expected it and it was at this moment that fans became enraged. The Rizzo to the Yankees trade the day before the deadline served as the catalyst of what was really about to go down on the North Side.
A lot of people will be forever resentful toward the front office for this move. Rizzo warmed the hearts of fans night in and night out not only with his bat and brilliant defensive play in the field, but off the field as well. His contributions to the City of Chicago are second to none on the Cubs roster. He is truly a spectacular human being. Winning the 2017 Roberto Clemente Award was no mistake – and he embodied those characteristics every single day.
The captain slashed a career .272.372/.489 with the Cubs to go along with 242 home runs and 799 runs batted in. Thankfully since his departure to the New York Yankees, Rizzo has been scalding hot. He has batted .400/.519/.850 with 3 homers and 6 RBI in his first six games in the Bronx. Once thought to be a mainstay in Chicago, I doubt there is one fan that won’t wish Rizzo the absolute best in his life and career moving forward.