Entering action on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs are in contention for the NL Central. However questions about the makeup of the team for 2022 have been a constant with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo all free agents at the end of this season.
“If they want to, absolutely they can,” Rizzo said Friday, via the Chicago Tribune. “The game is thriving with all the TV deals, the revenue (streams). If that’s their out and it’s time to go, so be it.
It is hard to imagine Rizzo playing elsewhere. Team president Jed Hoyer traded for Rizzo in San Diego and again with the Cubs.
“I just think it’s so out of our control. I know this question is going to be asked now, and at the All-Star break, and at the trade deadline and into September and October. But it’s really out of our control. Just do what’s best for yourself, what’s best for the next guy coming up, for the game and for your own mindset.”
The Cubs were reproted to have offered Rizzo $70 million over five years prior to the start of the season.