Anthony Rizzo on a possible contract extension with Cubs
|Monday, February 22, 2021, 2:55 PM- -|
The unofficial captain of the Chicago Cubs is Anthony Rizzo.
On and off-the-field, he is everything that Cubs fans want in a leader of their beloved ballclub.
Rizzo spoke with the media on Monday afternoon and was asked about a possible contract extension with the ballclub as contract talks continue this spring.
"Just go out and be me, and play well, and I know the money aspect and business side will take care of itself," he said.
All negotiations he said going forward will be between him and his agent, which is pretty standard protocol.
Rizzo is optimistic that the team will take care of business this season.
"We control the narrative in here. We control how we go about our business every day," he continued. "We're going for it, and we're going to be right in that mix this year, and we're excited."
Rizzo has nothing but love for the city of Chicago.
“Everything that I love about this city, I kind of wear on my sleeve. I still love it. I still love our team. I still love what we have going on here," he added.
Rizzo won't have any regrets during his playing days.
"I'll look back with no regrets, because just every day, you just enjoy it. It's too short. Life's too short. The game's too short. All the cliches. But, I really do live my life that way."
The slugger finished up by saying that the team hasn't done what they have been capable of the last few years, and it's time for them to earn it and prove it.
Rizzo hit .222 with 11 homers and 24 RBIs in 58 games last season.
For his impressive MLB career, he is a .271 hitter with 229 homers and 753 RBIs.