Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Can't believe the Padres gave up on him so soon.
Originally posted by jrg:Anthony Rizzo 7yr/41 million extension w/ the Cubs
Yeah, I've never understood that. The kid can rake.
They got Yonder Alonso in the Mat Latos trade with Cincy. Since they needed pitching, they gave up Rizzo to get Cashner from the Cubs.
Either SD liked Alonso better longterm, or the Cubs demanded Rizzo. It was likely the latter, but who knows. Im glad Rizzo is out of the division.
Rizzo was originally part of the Red Sox organization. When Hoyer, who was Epstein's assistant, came aboard as GM of the San Diego Padres he got him as part of the Adrian Gonzalez deal. When Hoyer reunited with Epstein in Chicago, he made sure he obtained Rizzo.
[ Edited by robniner on May 13, 2013 at 4:38 PM ]