Rizzo anxious to make his debut with the Cubs
Sun, 24 Jun 2012|
CSN's Luke Stuckmeyer travels to Iowa to catch up with Anthony Rizzo; Rizzo talks about wanting to win many championships and what he brings to the Cubs - 6/24
One of the first moves Theo Epstein the GM Jed Hoyer pulled off. Was acquiring young prospects at first -- and by the name of Anthony Rizzo and by now every Cubs should know his name Luke Scott -- is more on the north -- future first baseman. She just coming and hopefully it's now. At six foot 3220. Pounds. If any Rizzo swings a powerful back with Rizzo breaking it triple play the rest of his game is just as impressive. Anthony Rizzo is tremendous talent without a doubt I mean here's a kid is sitting here right now is sitting. Posted 350 -- in the league. And home runs and now that means he's he's he's I think he's as a possibility. Gold glove first baseman. He's considered the king of the Cubs farm system and the future at first base. After accepting the disappointment of not making the opening day roster Rizzo continues to grow in the fields of Iowa. How have things progressed for you since you left spring training with the Cubs how do you think things have gone. Tremendous. In this venture now wasn't soon cause him back in -- and there's no -- here. It's some bad that have a -- in my swing and put him back on the video it kind of sickening to watch but. You know things of come into its -- and feel like. You know control on all my that's an -- on the pitcher's control me. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had been with it to be Rizzo every step of the way. Drafting him in Boston trading for him in San Diego and then ultimately bringing him to the Cubs. They even stuck with him while he battled hodgkin's lymphoma. The former sixth round pick would love to pay them back what's it mean to you to have the support. Shed the -- guys have been with you since you're. Young guy. Means a lot they -- me now is you know of those baby at seventeen when -- they can chubby and they've seen me grow they've seen me take my -- and hopefully see me you know excel but. It's means alive this might their organization at all and now and I'm excited Anthony resolve the strike out has been part of his problem after Charlotte last year some people may have written me off and a and they know they know me and I'm a competitor. -- wanna do well make them -- good and vice Versa. I got -- Rizzo had like four. Yeah it was a story down there. Guys you got some obviously. Dormant lineup. That. Yeah he's he's he's come up pretty good. Rizzo is struggling to -- problems with the Padres last season hitting just 14149. Games. Turns out walking into the majors with the mistake. What makes you feel like you know what third time -- when I get through this time. -- -- Just preparation. Preparing every day -- you're cheering your team owner now I'm staying within. Dozens and in my way. No one you know it's just tunnel vision right now and or wanna be. -- vision is you know with the coast for a long time so many channels. It's so get ready Wrigley -- is anxious to make memories. Here. It's -- -- Comcast sports net.