MLB Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots For Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo has an option to accept the $19.65M qualifying offer from the New York Yankees. If not, the two sides have mutual interest to re-up with a two-or-more-year contract. But what if they can't work it out? Here are the top 3 potential landing spots for the former 3-time All-Star and Gold Glover.

New York Yankees

Yes, this is still the most likely option for Rizzo. According to MLB Insider Jon Morosi, he feels there's a better than 50% chance he stays in the Bronx.

Rizzo's power bat from the left side of the plate was crucial for the Yankees in 2022, as he returned to the 30-HR level for the first time in five years, though his contact rate suffered as he hit a career-low .224. 

Morosi notes, however, that Rizzo will benefit from the ban of the shift in 2023. 

Miami Marlins

Morosi thinks this is a viable landing spot. Rizzo is from South Florida, so a return to his home state could be possible if he can't work something out with the Yankees. The Marlins are looking for a little more pop in their lineup, and first base is a spot they could use it. Granted, the Fish are not in the business of spending huge bucks in free agency, but Rizzo shouldn't cost an exorbitant amount, and can probably be had for two years in the neighborhood of $35-40M according to expert predictions. 

San Francisco Giants

With Brandon Belt on the outs in The Bay, the Giants are on the hunt for a first baseman, and some power for the lineup, and Rizzo would fill the bill for them on both counts. The Giants are ready to spend money this offseason to get what they need. And, of course, they are also angling to reel in an even bigger fish from the Yankees' free agent list. 

We also recently speculated on two other teams that could come calling on Rizzo if the Yankees let him slip through their fingers. 

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