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Anthony Rizzo enters his final season with the Chicago Cubs before hitting MLB free agency.

For the last decade, Anthony Rizzo has been a mainstay at first base for the Chicago Cubs.

Rizzo has won four Gold Gloves, made three trips to the All-Star Game, took home a Silver Slugger and caught the 2016 World Series-clinching out in his nine years on the North Side.

However, 2021 is the last season he is under contract with the Cubs. While he could be hitting free agency ahead of his age-32 season in 2022, Rizzo is not concerned about getting a contract extension.

Anthony Rizzo on getting a contract extension: "Just go out and be me, and play well, and I know the money aspect and business side will take care of itself."

— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) February 22, 2021

Anthony Rizzo knows that if he produces, the money will take care of itself

For the better part of his MLB career, Rizzo has been one of the better first basemen in the National League. While he has a career slash line of .271/.372/.485 in 10 seasons, Rizzo is coming off arguably his worst season at the plate. Though it was only a 60-game season, Rizzo hit just .222/.342/.414 for the 2020 NL Central division champions. Will he be part of the Cubs’ future?

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While Chicago should contend for an NL Central crown again, Cubs fans know an inevitable rebuild is coming. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish was traded to the San Diego Padres this winter and third basemen Kris Bryant is linked to a new team every other week. All the while, Rizzo and his teammates must put in the work to hold off the pesky arch rival St. Louis Cardinals in the Central.

Rizzo is going about his ongoing contract negotiations in the right manner this spring.

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Psaki Says Biden Wont Consider Sharing COVID-19 Vaccines With Mexico

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that President Joe Biden won’t consider sharing COVID-19 vaccines with Mexico.

“No, the president has made clear that he is focused on ensuring that vaccines are accessible to every American. That is our focus,” Psaki said.

“The next step is economic recovery, and that is in ensuring that our neighbors Mexico and Canada have similarly managed the pandemic so that we can open borders, open our borders and build back better,” Psaki said. (RELATED: Biden Administration Plans To Distribute Johnson & Johnson’s Entire Stockpile Of 3.9 Million COVID Vaccine Doses By Tuesday)

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is anticipated to request the president if he would consider giving them a portion of the U.S.’ COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. and Mexican officials said, according to Reuters. The Mexican president is anticipated to make his request when both leaders have a virtual summit Monday.

Biden is willing to talk about the topic in a widespread regional campaign focused on working together to combat the virus, a White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Reuters.

Johnson & Johnson began distributing their COVID-19 vaccines on Monday throughout the U.S. and their CEO said vaccinations could begin within 48 hours.

“We’re shipping 4 million [doses] literally as we speak,” Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky told NBC News. “Within the next 24 to 48 hours, Americans should start receiving shots in arms.”

Psaki said the administration’s mainly looking to make sure that each American gets the coronavirus vaccine.

“And once we accomplish that objective, we’re happy to discuss further steps beyond that,” Psaki said.

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