Originally Posted by 757690
Honestly, if I'm the Cubs, I don't make this offer.
Left handed firstbaseman with a nice bat are pretty easy to find. I don't see anything special about Rizzo, or any need to commit any money toward him. I'd rather ride him during his cheap years, and if he becomes too expensive after that, I'd be confident I could find a suitable, affordable replacement.
I think it's harder than you believe to find a bat worthy of playing 1B. If Votto went down today, it's not like we could pluck a nice bat out of thin air.