The front office roles for the Cubs are taking shape as many had speculated since Theo Epstein became the club’s president of baseball operations. The Chicago Tribune is reporting tonight that Padres GM Jed Hoyer and scouting director Jason McLeod will leave San Diego for Chicago’s north side.
Hoyer will reportedly be named Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Cubs while McLeod will be the Senior Vice President of Scouting and Player Development.
The Padres, meanwhile, will name Josh Byrnes as GM according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com. Byrnes was GM in Arizona from 2005 until midseason in 2010. The Cubs will also send a player to San Diego as compensation.
Hoyer and McLeod worked under Epstein in Boston and have worked together in San Diego for the past two years. After a surprising second-place finish in 2010, 1B Adrian Gonzalez was dealt to the Boston for the organization’s top two prospects, P Casey Kelly and 1B Anthony Rizzo. Free agents 2B Orlando Hudson, SS Jason Bartlett and CF Cameron Maybin were also brought in under Hoyer’s watch.