5/15 Rizzo on hair, Theo & Jed, & more

Anthony Rizzo appeared on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” and revealed that he had to borrow a belt, that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are his “step parents,” and he’s jealous of Jeff Samardzija’s hair. During the interview with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose, Rizzo was asked for his first response when told the Cubs wanted to give him a long term contract.

“[I said] ‘Where do I sign?’” Rizzo said.

He did sign a seven-year, $41 million deal on Monday but apparently had to borrow a belt from teammate Ryan Sweeney for the news conference.

Epstein, Hoyer and Jason McLeod, the scouting and player development director, first selected Rizzo in the 2007 Draft. Then Hoyer traded for him when he and McLeod went to the Padres. Epstein, Hoyer and McLeod were reunited on the Cubs, and traded for Rizzo again. Does the first baseman have a man crush on Epstein and Hoyer?

“Those are my step parents, to be honest, Jed, Theo and Jason,” Rizzo said. “They brought me along on their ride. I think I have a crush on them more now.”

Millar and Rose wanted to know who has the best hair on the Cubs. Rizzo said it’s not him.

“[Samardzija] and [James] Russell have the best hair on the team so far,” Rizzo said.

He may like the locks, but during a quick Q&A, Rizzo couldn’t spell Samardzija’s name.

– Carrie Muskat

1 Comment

The “Shark” will do Anthony!! I hope this proves to be a great deal for both sides and Rizzo is a lifelong Cub with a few World Series appearances (TROPHIES!) in his future. I believe this deal is representative of what Epstein has in mind for the building of a new dynasty…and it’s all good….

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