Hoyer is taking his act to Chicago, Image Courtesy of sportsnet.ca

Epstein Poaches Hoyer and McLeod, Byrnes Slated to Take Over as Padres G.M.

Well that ended pretty quickly.  The Jed Hoyer era is done in San Diego and the Padres are back at square one after 3 years of Hoyer running the team.  ESPN Chicago reports that new Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein has hired Hoyer as his new G.M. and has also hired the Padres assistant G.M. Jason McLeod to boot.  In other news, ESPN Chicago also reports that the Padres will likely give Josh Byrnes, their senior VP of Baseball Operations, the job as their new G.M..

Hope you enjoy having your little Boston tea-party in the Second City boys after you did little to nothing at the helm here in San Diego.  Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

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