I would relax a bit there buddy...you shouldn't be putting Rizzo on a pedestal after 1 game where he got two hits off...Dillon Gee. Not to mention the fact that they refused to start him against Santana which would have been a much better measuring stick. His swing still looks a bit long, and he hasnt faced a lefty...the two biggest knocks against him. If I remember correctly, he did pretty well for the first week with the Pads...then couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.
While I think he is probably good enough to be an All-Star one day, I think the media blows him up just a bit. We should also be seeing Cashner as a starter on Thursday, and I am much more interested in that than the media hyping up Rizzo.
Just another brick in the wall for the Padres. Love seeing young talent leave the team and do well else where. Once again you are a over matched by reality.
Regardless of one AB or game or whatever. This was an absolute terrible move that made absolutely no sense. Petco had NOTHING to do with this. Terrible FO decision making did. For a team that is just about last in every single offensive category, moving a high ceiling player like Rizzo was foolish. Period
Let's discuss again in about 2015. Should be about the time Rizzo's rocket launches.
Upside: I think the Latos trade was VERY good.. Yet doesn't make up for the above.
"They specifically said they favored Alonso because they feel his game fits Petco better than Rizzo's."
Your right... Even more foolish.. FO decisions like this CONTINUE to foster a complete last place terrible team... Hopefully the new ownership tide washes the entire organization.. Too many too use to being losers... And before we start blaming the ownership issue, that is nonsense too. THIS team was put on the field by design. People that make decisions and trades like that need to go... And the FO giving up that LAME excuse then talking out the other side of their mouth about moving the fences...???? ok.. that makes sense.. nonsense.
Terrible trade.. mark my words... We can discuss again about 2015 with the likely unfortunate regret.
Just a prediction... 2015 is when Rizzo comes into his own... I know you never dug the trade too much either.
My rule of thumb.. When you lead the league with the worst offense for two seasons, don't trade one of your best, if not the best, high ceiling prospect (bats).. Call me crazy.
I just have a very funny, certain feeling that Rizzo is going to make us look bad in the trade that sent him away. And the more I see Alonso, Im beginning to think that he's actually more of a Tony Gwynn type hitter.
This kid is on pace to hit 6 homers this season. I know he aint no power hitter, but 6 homers?..really?..didnt we see Ol Cement Shoes do that last season?
Given there is always some uncertainty yet a team like this shuffling a Rizzo caliber player is just crazy imo... What, we gave the kid 150 looks in the bigs and decide what? Ship him off and replace him with a softer bat.. So we can do what?
Makes no sense to me.. I think by 2015 if he is still in Chicago he will be tearing the cover off it. Nothing against Alonso yet i see a plump Cuban in our future. So if you mean comparing him to a dated Tony with the spare tire, then i am on board.
You mean Cement Shoes..
He has looked good in about 6-8 games, maybe 10.. Classic choke yet if we can ever fill a roster the guy is perfect in the 6-8 hole.. I think we are seeing Cements Shoes ceiling which is fine, just don't start building a franchise REMOTELY close around him.