Cubs, team president Jed Hoyer agree to five-year extension

Ruben Hill
November 26, 2020

The Chicago Cubs today announced that the team and President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer have agreed to terms on a new five-year contract that runs through the 2025 season.

Before Epstein resigned, Hoyer worked with him for 17 years in the Cubs and the Boston Red Sox. Ricketts has spoken about his desire to avoid paying baseball's luxury tax for big-spending clubs, and the team is still in the middle of expensive multiyear deals for outfielder Jason Heyward and starting pitchers Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks.

Hoyer doesn't have the easiest of tasks going forward, as the Cubs have to make major decisions regarding their core of Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras. He told reporters that he's been searching for a new general manager.

"I would always take Jed's recommendation on what to do with what happens on the field", Ricketts said Monday. "As far as filling that job from the outside, that is my expectation".

Prior to his stint in Chicago, Hoyer served as GM for the San Diego Padres. He was a member of Epstein's baseball operations department that won a pair of World Championships (2004 and 2007), advanced to four League Championship Series (2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008) and won 95 or more games six different seasons.

Hoyer pitched and played shortstop in college for Division III Wesleyan.

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