(670 The Score) After Theo Epstein’s departure as the Cubs’ top baseball executive, Jed Hoyer has signed a new five-year deal to serve as the team’s president of baseball operations, the club announced Monday. That contract is set to keep Hoyer in Chicago through 2025.
“Jed was a key baseball operations leader as we built a team that made the playoffs five of the last six years and won the World Series,” chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement “My family and I believe he is going to be an incredible baseball operations president, and Cubs fans have one of the best in the business leading the team to continue our commitment to sustained success.”
After serving as the Padres’ general manager in 2010 and 2011, Hoyer joined the Cubs in late 2011 as second-in-command in the front office to Epstein. In his nine years in Chicago, the Cubs overhauled their farm system and initially struggled through three ugly losing seasons before reaching the playoffs in five of the past six years. Chicago has won three National League Central crowns, reached the NL Championship Series three times and won the World Series in 2016 during Hoyer’s tenure.
Hoyer will be introduced officially during a media session Monday afternoon.