this from rotoworld.com on Rizzo.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer insists that Anthony Rizzo's development -- and not his free agent/arbitration clock -- will dictate the timing of a promotion from Triple-A Iowa.
"Patience is the key driver in our decision making," explained Hoyer. "Last year the situation was nearly identical — struggling offense and Rizzo putting up huge numbers in Tucson. Clearly I made the wrong decision in bringing him up too early. His development was not complete.'' Rizzo is hitting .352/.418/.697 with 15 home runs, 42 RBI and a 1.115 OPS over 43 games at the Triple-A level this year, but Hoyer doesn't want to make the same mistake twice. Of course, his service clock certainly plays a part, as well. We recently heard that Rizzo may possibly join the Cubs when they need a designated hitter for six interleague road games next month, but calling him up that early and keeping him in the majors for the rest of the year would risk giving up a year of team control.
not sure he's coming up anytime soon. sounds like they don't want to make the same mistake again so much that they would actually leave him down there longer than what you would think.
what time are we thinking? 2 weeks? 4 weeks? mid to late June? longer?