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It’s been non-stop for The World Series Champions since the Cubs record-setting parade and rally a week ago. From Saturday Night Live to Disney World to the Blackhawks game to the Tonight Show to Jimmy Kimmel and the Ellen Show, the Cubs have been all over the TV while winning one post-season award after another.
The Cubs added two more awards Thursday to what had already been a good week on that front. Anthony Rizzo and Jake Arrieta won Silver Slugger Awards for the first time in their careers.
Kyle Schwarber spent Thursday on television, Live with Kelly and the MLB Network.
Kyle Schwarber talked Cubs and baseball with Kelly Ripa and Alex Rodriguez. And then took to the street to hit a few.
And Schwarber made it to the MLB Network studio in the afternoon.
Ben Zobrist and The World Series MVP Trophy were on the Tonight Show earlier in the week. Zobrist, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler talked to Jimmy Fallon about the Cubs winning The Series.
Zobrist made his way to Conan on Wednesday to talk Cubs on ‘basic cable.’
Anthony Rizzo won a Gold Glove Award earlier this week and Thursday he added a Silver Slugger Award to his trophy case.
Rizzo became just the second first baseman in Cubs’ history to win a Silver Slugger Award, joining Derrek Lee (2005). Rizzo is the second left-handed hitter in franchise history to win the prestigious hitting award. Leon Durham won the Silver Slugger as an outfielder in 1982.
Anthony Rizzo is just the 11th player to win a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and World Series Championship in the same season. Rizzo joins a list that includes Mike Schmidt (1980), Dusty Baker (1981), Eddie Murray (1983), George Brett (1985), Kirby Puckett (1987) and Derek Jeter (2009).
— Rawlings Sports (@RawlingsSports) November 10, 2016
News, Notes and Rumors
• According to Comcast SportsNet, Theo Epstein shrewdly planned ahead so Cubs wouldn’t have to make a splash this winter.
• The Tribune reported the outfield logjam could leave Jorge Soler as the odd man out as Cubs trade bait.
• Peter Gammons reported on keeping up with the Cubs and Indians.
• The Hardball Times: Looking Back at the 2016 Postseason
• The Mets and Yankees are making a push to sign LHP Boone Logan according to Joel Sherman.
• The Cardinals hope to be in mix with the Cubs in 2017. Richard Justice examined the gap between the Cubs and Cardinals.
• The Cardinals have told Trevor Rosenthal he will be stretched out in the spring in order to be used in multiple roles. The Cardinals could use Rosenthal as one of the team’s multi-inning relievers.
• The Braves signed RHP R.A. Dickey to a one-year contract that includes a club option for the 2018 season. Dickey received an $8 million guaranteed contract, $7.5 million salary for 2017 with a $500,000 buyout on the $8 million team option for 2018.
• The Orioles are pursuing free agent outfielder Josh Reddick according to Jon Paul Morosi.
— Wrigley Field (@WrigleyBlog) November 10, 2016
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This Day in Cubstory
1999 – Cubs signed free agent Chris Hatcher
1990 – Starling Peralta, born
1987 – Cubs named Jim Frey director of baseball operations. Frey led the Cubs to the 1984 NL East Crown.
1977 – Cubs released Dave Giusti
1968 – Cubs signed amateur free agent Dave Rosello
1962 – Ken Hubbs won the Gold Glove and became the first rookie to be honored with the fielding award.
1961 – Scott May, born
1917 – Cubs acquired Grover Cleveland Alexander and Bill Killefer from the Phillies for Mike Prendergast, Pickles Dilhoefer and $60,000.
1891 – Rabbit Maranville, born