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May 13, 2013

Transaction Analysis

The Cubs Keep Rizzo

by Ben Lindbergh



CHICAGO CUBS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Reportedly signed 1B-L Anthony Rizzo to a seven-year, $41 million contract with options for 2020 and 2021. [5/12]

A couple weeks after Anthony Rizzo’s first promotion to the Padres, Jason Parks noted that the prospect landscape at Rizzo’s position looked a lot lighter than it had in the past:

Not so long ago, the minor leagues were stacked with Michelin star level first basemen, prospects with first-division ceilings and middle-of-the-order offensive prowess. The current crop of talent is more pedestrian, looking more like buffet fare than fine dining.

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