From cornerstone to trading chip: Anthony Rizzo dealt to New York

Bob Sirott

CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 11: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated in the dugout after collecting the 1,000th hit of his career, a single in the 3rd inning, against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on August 11, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Anthony Rizzo’s list of accomplishments while playing first base for the Chicago Cubs over the decade is quite lengthy. He seemed to be the perfect player for a rebuilding franchise when the team acquired him prior to the 2012 season. He went to multiple All Star games, won gold gloves, and was a huge part of the team that won the organization first championship in over a century. Paul Sullivan, the lead sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune, joined Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet to discuss why the Cubs traded Rizzo away, who they acquired from the Yankees, and which other Cubs could be dealt ahead of Major League Baseball’s trade deadline this afternoon.

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