The Cubs are open to trade talks regarding Rizzo and others (Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports)
The Cubs are open to trade talks regarding Rizzo and others (Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports)

Cubs reportedly had trade talks with Red Sox about Anthony Rizzo


by - Senior Editor -

The captain of the Chicago Cubs is not off-limits during the trade season.

According to ESPN's Jeff Passan on Tuesday morning, there have been some early talks between the Cubs and the Red Sox about a deal for Anthony Rizzo.

"Rizzo’s [market] is not so robust, which is to be expected for a position player about to enter free agency," he said. "And yet the Cubs have at least had preliminary conversations with Boston about a deal for Rizzo, according to sources, as Boston has the worst first-base production of any team in baseball this season."

Regardless, if Rizzo gets traded before the deadline, that doesn't mean that he won't sign a long-term deal with the Cubs down the line.

More than likely, Rizzo is most valued by the Northsiders from his work on and off the field and how much he means to the franchise.

For the season, Rizzo is hitting .248 with 13 homers and 38 RBIs.

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