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Chicago Cubs: 2015-2016 Offseason Report Card

The Chicago Cubs’ franchise renaissance began unexpectedly in 2015. Following three seasons of an aggressive organizational and cultural rebuild that resulted in a 200-286 record on the field over that time, the vision Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer promised in October 2011 came alive. It all began with sending top pitching prospect Andrew Cashner to […]
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2016 Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects

With collaborating efforts from Robert Villarreal Over the last few seasons we have seen Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the entire Chicago Cubs organization get stripped down and rebuilt. The 2015 season was just the starting point of all of that hard work. For much of the season there was at least four rookies in […]
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Lester just won the Internet

Everyone knows the story behind the parody Jed Hoyer Twitter account, which only has the one tweet: spanking it — Jed Hoyer (@JedHoyer_) April 14, 2009 That tweet, as you can see from the time stamp, is from the 2009 season, the last season the Boston Red Sox made the playoffs as a wild card before Theo Epstein left the organization to join and remake the Chicago Cubs.  The...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs GM Hoyer indicates team will be active in winter meetings

The Chicago Cubs have kicked the tires on most free agents available this offseason, but the team has yet to show any indication that they are ready to sign any on the market thus far. That, however, is about to change with the start of the MLB winter meetings in Nashville, according to Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer."Over the next two weeks, there will be a lot of activity," Hoyer...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Future Power Rankings (ESPN)

Cubs in a landslide.  The Cubs arrived a year earlier than expected, and they're not going away any time soon. This offseason they'll put the finishing touches on what should be a championship-caliber club in 2016. Team president Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer are committed to building a strong rotation after Arrieta and Jon Lester this offseason to improve their playoff chances...
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November 06, 2015  |  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...
November 04, 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...
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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...
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...
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May 09, 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...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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