Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:I would hope this is a lesson for Theo and he doesn’t mention Rizzo’s contract at the Bryce Harper press conference.
It's obviously something Anthony's already thought about somewhat:
Anthony Rizzo wrote:“It’s kind of fun to see all these guys breaking (salary) records...You can start dreaming: ‘Hey, if I keep this pace up, what can I make in a few years?’”
Anthony Rizzo wrote:“I love playing here...This is like home to me. I’m very comfortable here. I love the fans. I love what we have going on and the Ricketts (family). I want to be here as long as I can be. I’d love to play here my whole career.
“But obviously there is a business side of it. You just never know what’s going to happen. That’s four more years away. That, I can’t control.”
Fortunately for the Cubs, he seems like the least likely person to be bitter, as long as he is respected and loved by the team and fans. It's a good idea for the front office to be tactful when speaking up about cost controlled players.
For reference, here's the article I took those quotes from: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ba ... story.html