The Cubs made it official Wednesday night, adding Jed Hoyer as general manager and Jason McLeod as senior vice president/scouting and player development. Both Hoyer and McLeod were previously in the front office for the San Diego Padres.
The Cubs have agreed to send the Padres a player to be named as compensation.A major league source with knowledge of negotiations between the Cubs and Padres said compensation will come in the form of a lesser player than the one who will go to Boston as compensation for Epstein.
The Cubs also announced Wednesday night that they will hold a press conference to introduce Hoyer and McLeod, after the rain-delayed World Series is over. Hoyer worked with Epstein in Boston before moving to their next positions. He took over as Padres GM in 2010 after Kevin Towers was fired.
Hoyer worked with Epstein on Boston player acquisitions, contract negotiations and player evaluations. His speciality was quantitative analysis, also known as sabermetrics. But he combined that with practical scouting, which he also helped direct.
McLeod’s expertise is in amateur scouting. He is given credit for stocking and fortifying the Red Sox farm system under the guidance of Epstein and Hoyer.