Cubs Expected to Exercise Anthony Rizzo’s 2021 Option

As scores of team options are being declined around the league, including some very reasonable figures for productive players, there was a growing fear that the Cubs might decline Anthony Rizzo’s $16.5 million option for 2021. As disastrous as that would have been from both PR and competitive standpoints, it’s pretty clear that this offseason isn’t being played by the normal rules.

A crisis appears to have been averted, however, as Patrick Mooney is reporting that the Cubs are expected to have Rizzo in the fold.

Now, there is still a possibility the the two sides could work out an extension, which might behoove team and player alike. The uncertain financial landscape could make security more of a priority than ever for Rizzo, while the Cubs might be able to lower their luxury tax hit with a new deal.

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