Anthony Rizzo presented a confident image in his welcome-to-Chicago news conference.
"I'm here to stay," said Rizzo, as quoted by the Chicago Tribune.
The hype surrounding his arrival in San Diego, Rizzo said, prepared him for the recent PR tsunami. "I was the savior last year, too," said the former Padres prospect, "and that's why I think it's easier this year to come up. Hopefully this is just a building block of what is to come here in the city and the organization. That's all I can say about that. I think there are a lot of good things to come and hopefully we can look back and this is one of the first steps."