The Chicago Cubs are in the home stretch of the MLB regular season and appear to be getting hot at the right time. After pulling off a shocking comeback over the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series last season, the Cubs got off to a sluggish start in 2017. Despite the slow start, the Cubs are closing in on another 90-win season and another NL Central division win. Joe
The Chicago Cubs may have found their franchise star, as first baseman Anthony Rizzo signed a long-term contract worth $41 million over seven years. There are also two club options which would make the deal worth nearly $70 million through nine years. He has yet to play a full season and for the 2013 season is earning $498,000. Rizzo acquired last season in a deal that sent starting pitcher Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres played well in 87 games.