Aug 12, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Where will Rizzo fall in this list of Cubs all-time first basemen? Right now, it’s impossible to tell. After only two full seasons with Chicago, Rizzo is already off to a great start. If he can continue the progression that we have seen from 2013 to 2014 and on, there is no doubt the sky is the limit for him.
He is a young man on a young team, but he’s already showing signs of being a veteran leader. He knew that someone needed to step up and take the role that Lee, Grace and Banks all once held, and he hasn’t hesitated one bit from taking it and carrying it proudly.
I don’t want to predict anything, but in another 15 years or so when Rizzo decides its time to hang up his spikes, I think revisiting this question of who’s better at first base for the Cubs all-time will be a better debate than right now.
No one will ever claim the spot in the hearts of Cubs fans like Mr. Cub, but Rizzo has a chance to make a legacy for himself and be known for something great as well, maybe even a champion. Only time will tell.