Cubs News: Jed Hoyer is going to replace Theo Epstein?

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The Chicago Cubs’ Jed Hoyer is going to replace Theo Epstein is 2021? All signs point to yes, as Hoyer said, ‘he’s going to be here for a long time.’

The Chicago Cubs‘ Jed Hoyer should take over for Theo EpsteinThere have been no conversations about it. So after the 2021 season, Hoyer should fit right in. Epstein did a 10 year run of his own after next year. Five was good. Ten was better. But it’s time. So what will Hoyer bring to the game?

When Dave Dombrowski was let go from Boston last year, Hoyer was rumored for the job. In the end, he had no interest in ‘shipping back to Boston.’ He says he happy where he is. So would he take the Cubs job?

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I say, yes. He’s followed around Epstein for nine years–give or take. From Boston to the Cubs the last nine years–he’s due. He’s was a factor in the 2016 title run when Epstein said he needed to take a little ‘bender.’ Hoyer was amused by it.

"“It’s a solid effort so far,” Hoyer said. “I’d give it a solid B-plus with a little break here. This is a more impressive one (than in 2004 in Boston). h/t Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune"

So who will be in charge of everything? Will Hoyer oversee things while Epstein parts ways with the Cubs? I’m not sure that’ll be the case. Epstein, however, will take his time and share the responsibility with Hoyer. After that, he’s gone after 2021.

For Epstein, he’s 46 years old. Plenty of time to get started in another city. And Hoyer? He’s 46, as well. A lot of time to get started…Chicago? They’re both young as far as GM’s are concerned. For Epstein, he could go to the New York Mets for all I care. He brought a title home to Chicago.

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As for Hoyer, there is nothing I want more than to be my GM. In fact, I don’t know who I’d want. They’re becoming ‘recycled,’ and I’m just not into that. So, Hoyer, it is. And Jason McLeod–but not in charge of the MiLB. Throw him into a different role.