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Postby machine3 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:19 pm

According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, "speculation is" Anthony Rizzo will be promoted Tuesday.
Rizzo is batting .355/.416/.722 with 23 home runs and 62 RBI in 67 games this season at the Triple-A level. He struggled mightily in a short look with the Padres last year, but the 22-year-old first baseman is worth stashing in most mixed fantasy leagues. He won't be called up to ride the bench; the Cubs are going to play him.
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Re: Rizzo Time

Postby wazzeus » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:41 pm

Thank god. I can finally bench Hosmer.
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Re: Rizzo Time

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:44 pm

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For those of us who guessed correctly that he wouldn't make the rookie cut-off (130 ABs) last year, internet high five :-B .
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Re: Rizzo Time

Postby machine3 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:53 pm

Anyone have the balls to start him next week in a weekly lineup league?
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Re: Rizzo Time

Postby clarkw267 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:15 am

machine3 wrote:Anyone have the balls to start him next week in a weekly lineup league?


Um hell yes. He's going instantly into my lineup. I've missed out on too many big 1st weeks from guys by using the "wait and see" approach.
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Re: Rizzo Time

Postby wazzeus » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:09 am

clarkw267 wrote:
machine3 wrote:Anyone have the balls to start him next week in a weekly lineup league?


Um hell yes. He's going instantly into my lineup. I've missed out on too many big 1st weeks from guys by using the "wait and see" approach.


I'm tempted, but keep in mind he'll get five games, including three against lefties, assuming he's up Tuesday. Of course, he's been scorching lefties in Iowa this year.
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:39 am

wazzeus wrote:Thank god. I can finally bench Hosmer.

You totally get me.
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Postby m16a » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:04 pm

Will he be a better start than Tex in a more shallow league?
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Re: Rizzo Time

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:49 pm

m16a wrote:Will he be a better start than Tex in a more shallow league?

It depends. Tex is going to give you .250 with another 20 HR, 50 RBI, and 40 Runs or so presumably. No matter what Rizzo's done to date, we're really throwing darts when we're speculating what he'll produce this season. He may give you a better average but Teix probably sees more RBI/R Ops being in a stronger lineup. Its not out of the question but Teix is the safer pick as long as you know what to expect from him.
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Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:00 pm

Hardball Talk is reporting the the Cubs have called up Rizzo. He was in todays game in AAA but was pulled in the 4th inning so he can fly to Chicago tonight.

ROS: anyone care to rank Rizzo, Hosmer and Belt :-D
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