Anthony Rizzo Update: Theo Epstein Discusses Buzz Surrounding 1B's Debut

Top Chicago Cubs prospect Anthony Rizzo will make his Cubs debut on Tuesday and there's a lot of buzz surrounding his first start. Theo Epstein spoke a bit Tuesday about all the hype as well as what he expects from Rizzo in the early stages of his major league career.

In Theo Epstein’s mind, generating buzz had nothing to do with [calling up Anthony Rizzo], but even the Cubs president wasn’t deaf to all the noise.

"Well, I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of hype following every at-bat," Epstein said. "That would be a little bit crazy. I understand any time a young player gets numbers in the minor leagues (and) comes up, it’s fun for the fans initially. But that’ll wear off.

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Additionally, you can listen to what Cubs Senior VP of Scouting and Player Development has to say about Rizzo.

The Cubs host the Mets on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. CT.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more extensive coverage of this series visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For more baseball news coverage, visit Baseball Nation.

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