The Chicago Cubs (Diamond) Dynasty that could have been

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Anthony Rizzo

Position: First Base

Team: New York Yankees

Series: May Topps Now

Overall: 94

Unlike Contreras, Rizzo didn’t have much of a choice when he was shown the door in July of 2021. He could’ve signed an extension but by most accounts, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were miles away from the 2016 Championship team’s demands so they chose to move on. 

You’ll notice that neither Kevin Alcantara nor Alexander Vizcaino are on this team and that’s because the two minor leaguers that the Cubs received for Rizzo are still in the minors and Vizcaino has only appeared in six games since being traded to Chicago. Rizzo has good contact numbers and a 103 power against righties, plus his swing is immaculate.