Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Future is Here

Anthony Rizzo today at Fitch Park
The Cubs new leadership made a trade in early January for a player they hope will soon be a cornerstone in building the Cubs to a contender with World Series aspirations. That player is broad shouldered 22 year old first baseman Anthony Vincent Rizzo who came to the Cubs from the Padres along with minor league pitcher Zach Cates in exchange for hard throwing Andrew Cashner and minor league outfielder Kyung-Min Na.

The Cubs expect Bryan LaHair to be the starting first baseman this season but LaHair is 29 years old with only 195 MLB at bats under his belt. He did a nice job for the Cubs when called up last season but age is not in his favor. The Cubs are rebuilding, oops I mean building with youth, and the plan is for the 6'3" 225 pound Rizzo to start the season in Triple-A. However a big spring in AZ could change that plan for the Cubs and their young first base prodigy. With the recent off-season trades and maneuvers plus some talent in the minor leagues the Cubs appear to have an interesting team building over the next couple years.

So here is new arrival Anthony Rizzo at Fitch Park today, he just looks right in Cubs blue.

LaHair and Rizzo 

Campana and Rizzo - This one just begs for a caption! Put your caption in the comments and we'll give a prize to the best two captions. Please keep it clean.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rizzo "Hey Cap is that your lady checking me out?".... "ahh you wish!"

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Zachery Percival said...

Camp: "You mean to tell me they traded for you three times?"

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camp: You..you...your Anthony Rizzo
Rizzo: Yeah.....
Camp: hehe I'm your biggest fan

7:29 PM  
Anonymous zummo said...

"McNutt had to call his wife for a ride home!"

7:44 PM  
Blogger thoskam said...

Seriously??? Chris Capenter? That's it???

7:45 PM  
Anonymous parrotinct said...

Camp: Next time we race around the bases you can start at 2nd not 1st

Rizzo: Just dont meet me at the plate you litte twerp

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Holtke said...

T:So how long did it take before the guys told you that you weren't the compensation for Theo?

R: wasn't until I had my bags all packed up

T: hahaha

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cup check

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my post showed up as anonymous? Hmmm well my email is irishfan96@comcast.net

8:59 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Camp: I want the center field position this year. What can I do to get it from Marlon?

Rizzo: Make him say hello to your little friend.

Camp: My name's Campana not Montana, HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

9:00 PM  
Anonymous David Adams said...

"Yes Rizz, I am growing a beard. Why does everyone keep asking me that?!"

9:33 PM  
Blogger D said...

Camp: " I mean come on,what's the chances you make the big leagues this year?

Rizzo: "As good of a chance that everyone watching us today thinks your my son".

10:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Camp: "You mean to tell me they traded for you three times?"

This one is hilarious. I wish I thought of it haha.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Tony!

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

Since Campana looks like he is making a Bill Cosby face:

"Ay Rizzo, a bippity beep bop floppity flapjack jello puddin pops"

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony...... Hey Rizz, I just heard Theo & Hoyer signed with the Royals....you will look great in teal!

12:41 AM  
Blogger Phillip and Jennifer Rahn said...

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! You got me good there Anthony, I really thought Theo was right behind me telling me that I got sent to the Red Sox.

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Irv Lockhart said...

"HA HA HA....That Harry Caray impersonation is great but you're no Ryan Dempster!"

6:10 AM  
Anonymous James Vigon said...

Camp "You don't want to race me?!?"
Rizzo "Yeah, but you have to run backwards"
Camp "Oh, now you're ON!!!"

6:44 AM  
Blogger Gilbert said...

Camp: "Hey Rizz, do I have any food stuck in my teeth?"
Rizzo: "Dude, that is disgusting."

6:46 AM  
Blogger Duh said...

Wanna see me run around the bases? Wanna see it again?

7:19 AM  
Blogger Toddley said...

Campana: Home run contest this year? HUH? HUH? HUH?!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know she was your sister.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Scooter said...

Campana: Hey Rizz! Have you seen me do Nicholson in The Shining? "Heere's Johnny!"

Rizzo: Dude, you look more like Christian Slater impersonating Heath Ledger while he's doing The Joker!

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Sean said...

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5:57 PM  

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