Padres tried to acquire Anthony Rizzo before MLB trade deadline

The San Diego Padres had talks with the Chicago Cubs to acquire slugger Anthony Rizzo before the MLB trade deadline, however, the «Windy City» team decided to go with the Yankees’ offer. from New York.

The Athletic reported that Rizzo will go to free agency this winter and it is possible that the Padres will try again to add him to one of the best lineups in MLB, where he would accompany Fernando Tatís Jr. and Manny Machado.

Rizzo is coming off hitting 22 home runs in 2021 between the Cubs and the Yankees, leaving a .783 OPS, 61 RBIs and up to 6 stolen bases.