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Cubs' Anthony Rizzo joins forces with Andrew Luck, Mike Trout to endorse sports drink

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo joins forces with Andrew Luck, Mike Trout to endorse sports drink

Anthony Rizzo is branching out from his Bryzzo campaign to endorse a sports drink.

The Cubs star first baseman is part of an endorsement deal with BodyArmor, a sports drink brand. 

Rizzo's ads will appear in Chicagoland stores plus digital and social media circles, according to Sports Business Daily. He will also make public appearances to help promote the brand.

BodyArmor's other endorsers include Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and golfer Dustin Johnson, aka Wayne Gretzky's son-in-law.

With enormous expectations and now a ridiculous 20-6 record to back it, the Cubs' inboxes have to be overflowing with marketing requests.

Beyond Bryzzo and Rizzo's new drink campaign, the Cubs first baseman also his cereal while Joe Maddon is doing commercials in the Chicagoland area for Binny's, Jake Arrieta is both an underwear model and a suit model and Kris Bryant has his Express billboards.

Yeah, it's a good time to be a Cub.

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.