Wednesday December 30th, 2015

Not content with a playoff run and an NL Rookie of the Year award, Kris Bryant put a cap on his memorable 2015 by getting engaged to his girlfriend of eight years Jessica Delp.

This made fellow corner infielder Anthony Rizzo and the other half of the “Bryzzo” portmanteau have to deal with some complicated emotions.

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Luckily, Cubs fans were quick to suggest a new slugging partner for their first baseman in another hot hitting youngster, Kyle Schwarber.

Rizzo and Schwarber took notice and wasted no time in giving the new pairing their seal of approval.

Even though he just got engaged, it must sting Bryant a little bit to see Rizzo move on to someone new so quickly.

– Brendan Maloy

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