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THT looks at the Jed Hoyer era in San Diego

The Hardball Times takes a look at the short two year tenure that Jed Hoyer had as GM in San Diego. I’ll quote a bit of the summary here. Hoyer’s lasting impact on the Padres organization will be the infusion of talent at the minor league level. Along with the trades that sent prospects to […]

“You better know who your ninth starter’s going to be”

I’ve been a bit confused by one of Theo’s comments since taking over as President of Baseball Operations. “We need starting pitching. You can’t take your chances very seriously as a club if you go in to the season without, not just five guys you can point to, but six, seven and eight guys. You […]

Cubs news and rumors

Manager MILWAUKEE — The Cubs will meet Wednesday with Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum about their vacant managerial position. Sveum was already scheduled to travel here to meet with the Red Sox about a their manager job. Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer said there is no favorite among the candidates and no deadline to select […]

Carlos Zambrano’s Trade Value

I feel like the debate regarding whether or not to trade Carlos Zambrano has been ongoing for as long as his career has. In reality it began after the 2006 season. So much of his career as a starter has seen fans and media members argue in one way or another that Zambrano should be […]

Terry Francona wants Cubs job?

Dave Van Dyck is reporting that a source close to Terry Francona is saying that Tito “deep down” badly wants to manage the Cubs. For his part, Francona says he is “trying to stay under the radar” with his unspoken candidacy, but a source very close to him says “deep down” he badly wants to […]

Hoyer, McLeod to Cubs is officially official

According to various sources Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are officially employees of the Cubs. Hoyer will be the General Manager and McLeod will be the VP of Scouting and Player Development. Still no word on who is the Executive chairman.

Hoyer and McLeod to Cubs officially official?

Jed Hoyer is expected to be named the new GM of the Cubs sometime next week. Jason McLeod will presumably become the Assistant GM. I won’t tell you about the post I had ready to publish before the Theo news broke this evening other than I didn’t really believe the Hoyer to Cubs speculation. The […]

Talks at a stalemate, Theo as President only?

Not that we didn’t already know this considering how long the two sides have been at it, but Gordon Edes says the two sides are stalemated though some progress has been made. There appears to be resolution on at least one issue, according to a baseball source who has spoken with Red Sox officials. As […]

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