Cubs hire Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod

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.

Chris Jelinek

I am 19 years old and currently study at the University of Iowa. I began writing for Chi City Sports in July of 2010. I am a big fan of all Chicago Sports teams besides the White Sox. Also a big follower of Notre Dame. I mainly focus on writing about the Cubs and Blackhawks but occasionally pitch in on covering the Bears and other breaking news. Follow me on twitter, @Cjelinek16

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