It would only make sense the Chicago Cubs would come calling for Mike Rizzo after they fired longtime General Manger Jim Hendry. Rizzo is a Chicago guy, and his recent success as GM of the Nationals would make him a great fit for the Cubs organization. But, it appears Rizzo has no intention of taking the Chicago position. Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:
"I grew up on Waveland Avenue for 30 years, right down the street from the ballpark," Rizzo said. "And there's nowhere I'd rather be than the Washington Nationals right now, with where we're at and what we're doing and the commitment that the Lerners have shown to me. They're my hometown team. They were my team growing up. I went to many, many games there. But this is the place I need to be."
Rizzo took over halfway through the 2009 season, replacing oft-maligned Jim Bowden. He signed uber prospects Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper in successive drafts, and was rewarded with a five year contract extension last offseason. Mike Rizzo is going nowhere folks.