Still, I worry that the expectations are too high, that Cubs fans will be disappointed unless he does turn into an MVP candidate. Remember, he was terrible in a stint with the Padres last year, who were willing to trade him merely for hard-throwing reliever Andrew Cashner (yes, they plan to eventually convert him into a starter, but still).
I couldn’t believe the hype Rizzo was getting. Triple-A stats are so deceiving and there have been plenty of guys who raked in the minors but couldn’t do it with the big club. The problem is that Bryce Harper and Mike Trout are killing it and it’s starting to set unrealistic expectations.