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Rizzo's message to Cubs fans post-trade: 'I love them'

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After 10 seasons, five postseason appearances, four Gold Glove Awards, three All-Star appearances and a World Series championship, Anthony Rizzo's time with the Cubs has come to a close.

The Cubs traded Rizzo to the Yankees on Thursday, dealing away the longest-tenured player on the team and one of the biggest fan favorites in recent memory.

One scroll through Twitter shows how well-respected, appreciated and loved Rizzo was among Cubs fans. And that love goes both ways.

"I just love them. It will always be nothing but love," Rizzo said Thursday of his message to Cubs fans shortly before the trade was officially announced.

Rizzo and his family took in Wrigley Field Thursday night, walking around the outfield and posing for pictures. Rizzo's dog, Kevin, also accompanied them.

"For my family, to our foundation, to everyone, it's been the best 10 years of my life here." he said. "It'll continue. The memories here will last forever, and that's why I always cherished every moment.

"I'm leaving with no regrets."

It's been a heck of a ride.

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