The Chicago Cubs are reportedly set to officially announce the hiring of Theo Epstein on Friday likely to the position of President of Baseball Operations. While we all knew that was happening, another twist in this story is that Epstein will reportedly be bringing in former Red Sox staff member Jed Hoyer to act as the Cubs’ general manager.
Hoyer has been the general manager of the San Diego Padres since October of 2009 and had put himself to work remaking the franchise. Now, he’s apparently leaving to attempt to do the same thing in Chicago. But, if you don’t think Hoyer will be anything more than a glorified lieutenant to Epstein with the Cubs, you’re fooling yourself.
Epstein reportedly asked Padres assistant general manager Josh Byrnes to join him in Chicago first, but Byrnes turned his former boss down, prompting Epstein to turn to Hoyer.
Hoyer then reportedly told Moorad of the offer and said he would stay with the Padres if the franchise gave him a five-year contr...