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JED HOYER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Duane Underwood Emerging as a Top Pitching Prospect

Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the front office, the Cubs have had a draft strategy of taking the best hitter possible in the first round.  That strategy is what makes the hitting prospects the toast of the town, bringing Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, and Kyle Schwarber to the organization.  But beyond the first round, there have been a plethora of arms selected, building...
Via World Series Dreaming
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball offering more mental health support to players

CHICAGO (AP) For Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, Josh Lifrak is just like hitting coach John Mallee or pitching coach Chris Bosio. Lifrak is the director of the team's mental skills program, while Mallee and Bosio are two key members of Joe Maddon's coaching staff. While Hoyer looks at each of them in a similar way, he also knows what that means in terms of a shift in thinking when...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Joe Maddon's shtick grow old in Chicago?

Joe Maddon’s feet are about to be held to the fire for the first time in his managerial career. Maddon, who was introduced as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs on Monday, is a long way from St. Petersburg, where the use of merengue bands and penguins to lighten the clubhouse mood is a cute touch. The skipper is tasked with achieving success in a place long known for its playoff...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Were We All Duped by Team Theo?

I have seen several fans talking about the Chicago Cubs lately wondering if Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Tom Ricketts pulled the wool over our eyes. Many fans have been complaining that they bought into “The Plan” and now have egg on their faces. Others have been talking about running out of patience with “Team Theo” as nothing has been accomplished lately and that they are...
Via World Series Dreaming
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadline Dealers: Cubs Players Likely to be Traded

Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein have made no secret of the fact that they are not playing to win this year. Now with the current regime in their 3rd year atop the Cubs brain-trust, Cubs fans are finally starting to see some of the fruits of the labor. We’re hearing stories about Kris Bryant dominating every level of baseball he...
Via World Series Dreaming
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Impressing Cubs Organization In Minor League Coach Role

Jed Hoyer, the executive vice president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs, joined NESN’s “Red Sox Gameday Live” with Tom Caron and talked about Manny Ramirez’s impact on the Cubs’ minor leaguers in his new role as player-coach. From what Hoyer says, it’s clear that Manny is a changed man and is doing a fantastic job dispensing his vast hitting knowledge to Cubs...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jed Hoyer: Not a certainty Jeff Samardzija will be dealt

For better or for worse, Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says that there's no certainty Jeff Samardzija will be traded, according to Jesse Rogers.By mjl816 Wikimedia CommonsThe 29 year old ace will be a free agent following the 2015 season."Samardzija wants to be paid lik ean ace -- in the neighborhood of a $100 million deal -- but the Cubs won't budge," Rogers says. "The Toronto Blue...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago not currently discussing trades

In year three of their overhaul of the entire Cubs organization, team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have rebuilt the farm system so that it’s widely regarded as one of baseball’s best. At the big league level, they’ve cleared the salaries of the high-priced players that were left over from the previous regime and are expected to have a bright future when...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Night Time Pow-Wow with Dave Kaplan

I couldn’t watch Breaking Bad while the kid was still up, so I decided to catch up on old MacGyver episodes instead.  While I was busy with Netflix, apparently Dave Kaplan had Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer on his radio show.  I caught some of it on Twitter but without the proper context, we’re limited to the 140 character snippets for now.   Jed Hoyer on @davidkaplanshow...
Via World Series Dreaming
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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