Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
The Cubs might have gotten Rizzo based on Hoyer's Padres' connection because the Red Sox gave him up due to Hoyer's Red Sox connection. I recall reading somewhere that some members of the Padres organization thought that Rizzo would never be able to hit at the major league level (or maybe it was just in their park).
The Padres also acquired Yonder Alonso from the Reds which made Rizzo expendable.
Looks to be a really bad move