Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:13:06 -0700
Although the Chicago Cubs have a backlog of shortstops, general manager Jed Hoyer has said he doesn't need to trade any of them. SS Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell could all be on the team at the same time if Hoyer finds new positions for three of the players, which he admits may be an option.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:24:14 -0700
The Chicago Cubs may target Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester in free agency. Lester would be reunited with former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein and two other former Boston executives, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:28:50 -0700
Chicago Cubs team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer met with Manny Acta Monday, Oct. 7, about the team's managerial vacancy. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is believed to be at the top of the team's wish list, and they will wait to see what he does before finalizing their plan.
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:03:40 -0800
Chicago Cubs CL Carlos Marmol feels like he is not wanted, according to team sources, because the club went out and signed CL Kyuji Fujikawa. "Just to clarify, Marmol is going to be our closer," general manager Jed Hoyer said, although speculation remains he could still be traded.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:30:26 -0800
Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer indicated Friday, Nov. 30, that pitching is an area of need heading into the winter meetings next week in Nashville. "We still look at it as an area of need," Hoyer said. "Organizationally we need a lot of depth. We'll be active trying to find bullpen help at the meetings, for sure, and after."
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:07:29 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have some need at third base and in the bullpen entering the 2012-13 offseason, but the overwhelming need is in the rotation, where only SP Jeff Samardzija and, presumably, SP Matt Garza are assured of returning. "We're obviously going to be active in the free-agent market. I don't think there's any question about that,'' general manager Jed Hoyer said. The front office has meetings planned with manager Dale Sveum, coaches and players over the next week and into the days immediately following the season.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 14:13:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said the team expects to have a decision on the fate of manager Mike Quade soon. Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer met with Quade last week.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:08:51 -0700
San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer and assistant general manager Jason McLeod have left San Diego to work for the Chicago Cubs. Hoyer will be the general manager under president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, while McLeod will be the head of scouting and player development. Josh Byrnes will become the new GM in San Diego.
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:31:39 -0700
The San Diego Padres have pre-agreed a list of Chicago Cubs players to choose from as compensation for Jed Hoyer, who will become the team's general manager. No other employee of the Padres will be taken by the Cubs.
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:58:46 -0700
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hinted that he may step into the compensation negotiations between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox involving general manager Theo Epstein. A deal is apparently close to being finalized Friday, Oct. 21, but if it lingers, Selig may step in to help mediate the impasse.
San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer will be joining Epstein in Chicago as the general manager. Epstein originally asked new Padres GM Josh Byrnes to come over to Chicago, but Byrnes declined the opportunity. Padres assistant general manager Jason McLeod will also be heading to Chicago when the deal is done.