Someone get a body bag for Cubs' Jed Hoyer after this scathing comment

It's clear the shine is starting to wear off for Chicago's president of baseball operations.
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Two games under .500 and only relevant due to the rampant mediocrity of virtually the entire National League, the Chicago Cubs can be firmly classified as a disappointment as June wears on.

Playoff odds plummeting and frustration within the fanbase on the rise, Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer has to be feeling the heat - especially considering 2025 marks the final year of his current contract. Missing out on the postseason again this year could prove fatal to the North Side's shot-caller.

Jed Hoyer receives a brutal review in CBS Sports' power rankings

In the latest CBS Sports' power rankings, Matt Snyder pulls no punches when assessing Hoyer's performance since taking over from Theo Epstein in following the 2020 campaign, leveling a withering blow against him while ranking the Cubs #24.

"Look, not everyone can be Batman. It's becoming more and more clear that Jed Hoyer was simply Theo Epstein's Robin. "

Matt Snyder, CBS Sports

Since the start of the 2021 season, Chicago has compiled a 260-292 (.471) record at the big league level and has missed the postseason in each of Hoyer's first three years at the helm. His biggest accomplishment has come in the form of a dramatically improved farm system that now ranks near the top of the game.

Unfortunately, those improvements have not yet translated to impactful contributions at the big league level and if they don't bear fruit soon, it could be Hoyer who pays the ultimate price. After all, this is a results-oriented business and failing to deliver them often leads to change, especially in one of the largest markets in the country.

Snyder's comment marks perhaps the most brazen dismissal of the job Hoyer has done over the last four years - as well as a sentiment that a growing number of Cubs fans share. The clock is ticking on Hoyer. If the Cubs can't get back on track and punch a postseason ticket in a full season for the first time since 2018, a fresh set of eyes could soon be in charge of the organization's baseball operations department.