Anthony Rizzo is on his way to the Big Apple. This trade was first announced earlier today:
The Chicago Cubs are clearly moving into a rebuild and they are now trading away one of their better players for two prospects.
In return, the Cubs will be getting two prospects in Outfielder Kevin Alcantara and Right-Hander Alexander Vizcaino. The Chicago Cubs are being reported to pick the remainder of the contract. Vizcaino is the number 9 prospect for the Yankees, and he is currently playing at the Advanced A level. Kevin Alcantara is playing in Rookie ball this season for the Yankees organization where he was the number 12 prospect.
The New York Yankees have been struggling on offense all year, especially the left-handed side. This season Anthony Rizzo is hitting .239/ .337/ .419, Rizzo has hit 11 home runs on the year. With a World Series Championship under his belt already, the Yankees look to have Rizzo bring the championship pedigree. The combination of Bryzzo is no more.
Two top-15 prospects for Anthony Rizzo could be a very hefty price for the Yankees in the long run. Especially when the farm system is not known to be one of the best.
Anthony Rizzo has been a slump since June 16th, hitting under .200 in that span. Will the trade now motivate him to do better or will he continue to Struggle?
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