Cubs Introduce Hoyer As GM

Jed Hoyer was introduced as the Chicago Cubs new general manager, joining Theo Epstein in a partnership that they hope can bring a World Series championship to a team without one since 1908.

Hoyer left the San Diego Padres after two years as their GM. Also coming to the Cubs from the Padres was assistant GM Jason McLeod, who also worked with Hoyer and Epstein in Boston where they helped the Red Sox win championships in 2004 and 2007.

Hoyer is not diminishing the challenge he will face with the Cubs.

“The ultimate goal is obviously a championship but the true goal is to build a team every single year that goes to spring training with a chance for that particular year to be the year,” said Hoyer. “The only way to get that consistency is through the draft, through international scouting and through great coaching.”

McLeod will be in charge of scouting and player development for the Cubs. Epstein was introduced as director of baseball operations last week after leaving the Red Sox with a year to go on his contract.

Hoyer was introduced Tuesday as the 15th GM in Cubs history.