Anthony Rizzo is ‘at peace’ with starting the season without a contract extension from the Chicago Cubs: ‘It’s just part of the business’

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not budging from the contract extension deadline he set earlier this spring for opening day. Rizzo reiterated that stance Monday, the team’s last day of camp in Mesa, Ariz., as his optimism weeks earlier turned into doubt. While there have been talks between Rizzo’s side and the Cubs, he said that it doesn’t appear a new contract will be finalized before the start of the season. Rizzo told his agents not to talk to him about the contract situation anymore. “With the opening day deadline, we feel really strong about it,” Rizzo said. ”And we’ve had eno…

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