Playing Hard to Get? Anthony Rizzo ‘Excited’ About Being Chased by New York Yankees

Published 12/15/2021, 8:00 AM EST
Oct 2, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (48) is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


Former New York Yankees player, Anthony Rizzo, is enjoying his time in free agency, as he remains on the radar of top teams. Moreover, unlike other free agents, Anthony isn’t bothered by the lockout, as he isn’t interested in rushing a deal.

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Notably, Anthony hasn’t spent a lot of time with the pinstripes, as he joined the team recently in 2021. However, the 32-year-old baseman has entered free agency now.

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Anthony is thrilled, as praises galore

During his professional career, Anthony has been part of some big teams like the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, and the New York Yankees. Notably, he has spent most of his career with the Cubs until he was transferred to the Yankees in 2021.

Sep 21, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gio Urshela (29) scores a run in front of Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino (23) on a single by Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Rizzo, who has now entered the free agency, is enjoying the attention he is receiving from prospective buyers. In conversation with ‘The Compound Podcast,’ Rizzo revealed his experience in the free agency. He said, “It’s pretty exciting, actually. You get all these teams calling you and saying how much they like you instead of the team bashing you and saying why you’re not good enough anymore.”

Things look positive for Anthony’s future with the New York Yankees

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Even in his short outing with the franchise, Anthony made quite the impact. He became the first Yankees player in history to get on base eight times. Moreover, Yankees GM Brian Cashman also revealed that he is in talks with Rizzo’s agent, hinting at a potential deal for the 2022 season.

Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (48) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony also sounded optimistic when he talked about his short journey with the Yankees. He said, “The best part about playing for the Yankees was being able to go to another organization that was so first class and just sit back and observe everything and how it goes.”

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Although Rizzo is having fun with the many offers on his table, there seems to be a strong chance of him returning to the Yankees. What do you think, will Rizzo sign elsewhere or will he stay put?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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