Jed Hoyer

  • Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Chicago Cubs

Jed enters his sixth season as Cubs executive vice president and general manager, having been named to the role on November 1, 2011. The two previous seasons, he was vice president and general manager of the San Diego Padres. Alongside Theo Epstein, Jed helped Chicago in 2016 to its first World Series title since 1908. From 2002-2009, Hoyer and Epstein led the Boston Red Sox to a pair of world championships (2004 and 2007).

In 2010, his first season guiding the Padres, despite working with the lowest payroll in baseball, the club posted the fourth 90-win campaign in the franchise’s 42-year history. At 90-72, the club finished 18 games over .500 and just two games back of the Giants for the N.L. West title. The Padres’ 15-game win improvement from 2009 was the best of any team in baseball.

 
  

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Jed enters his sixth season as Cubs executive vice president and general manager, having been named to the role on November 1, 2011. The two previous seasons, he was vice president and general manager of the San Diego Padres. Alongside Theo Epstein, Jed helped Chicago in 2016 to its first World Series title since 1908. From 2002-2009, Hoyer and Epstein led the Boston Red Sox to a pair of world championships (2004 and 2007).

In 2010, his first season guiding the Padres, despite working with the lowest payroll in baseball, the club posted the fourth 90-win campaign in the franchise’s 42-year history. At 90-72, the club finished 18 games over .500 and just two games back of the Giants for the N.L. West title. The Padres’ 15-game win improvement from 2009 was the best of any team in baseball.

Subscribing to the success theory of building from within, a top priority in his two years with San Diego was rebuilding the farm system. Two months following his departure, the organization was ranked the top farm system in baseball by ESPN.com.

In his duties with the Red Sox, Jed was actively involved in player development, major league scouting, quantitative analysis and advance scouting.

In 2005, served as Boston’s co-general manager during a 44-day stint while Theo Epstein briefly left the organization. A native of Plymouth, N.H., Hoyer is a 1996 graduate of Wesleyan University, where he helped lead the Cardinals to the championship game of the NCAA Division III World Series in 1994 as a pitcher and an outfielder. He still holds the record for career saves. Jed also won the Ahrens Award as the school’s top male athlete his senior year. He later served two seasons as an assistant coach for the Wesleyan baseball team. Jed and his wife, Merrill, were married in 2010 and have two sons, Beckett and Gray.