The Deleware County Times is reporting that first baseman Matt Rizzotti (currently playing with the AAA Iron Pigs) was dealt to the Minnesota Twins this morning for “cash and considerations”.
I liked Rizzo. Nice guy, friendly to fans. This being said, if you’ve been reading my husband Baseball Ross’ Blog (Click HERE ) for any length of time, you’d have read about the outstanding spring training that Steve Susdorf has had. Susdorf spent last year in Reading in the outfield and was having a career season before injuring his knee.
This year, it was obvious that something was stirring as Susdorf had been moved to first, Rizzo’s traditional spot. Ross and I had been wondering with Susdorf playing there more than Rizzo if the times were a changin’. It wasn’t that Rizzo wasn’t hitting, he was hitting .310 this spring after going 2 for4 yesterday.
So while the writing might have been on the wall, it doesn’t make it easy to lose a fan favorite.
I must admit I’ll miss Rizzo and I’m still reeling from losing another favorite, Brian Gump. Hopefully we’ll get to see these guys again.