I did not see this coming. I didn’t expect Anthony Rizzo to get moved at all, and if he did get moved, I figured it would be to the Red Sox, who desperately need him and who drafted him all those years ago.
But that’s not the report, and I am jarred:
The Yankees are moving closer to acquiring Anthony Rizzo from the Cubs. #yankees
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 29, 2021
Instant update, because it’s happening:
Source confirms: Anthony Rizzo headed to Yankees. First: @JackCurryYES.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 29, 2021
The Yankees clearly would want to keep Rizzo away from the Red Sox, and are also clearly really pushing in to try to make a competitive run after the Deadline.
I’ll have the emotional reaction when there’s time and space for that. For now, I’m just tracking this stuff. We’ll see the return when it comes out. I can’t believe this.