Slightly Heavier Anthony Rizzo Says Cubs Need to Earn Fans’ Faith After Disappointing Years

Feb 24, 2021 134

BY: Evan Altman

Anthony Rizzo spent last year’s shutdown making good on the annual trope of getting into the best shape of his life, specifically targeting speed and explosiveness.

The result was the worst season of his career by most measures, though his 1.1 fWAR extrapolated out over an average full season of plate appearances would have gotten him past 2013’s totals. While getting into better shape can’t be blamed for his struggles in the short season, Rizzo nonetheless worked on adding back some weight this winter.

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