Jed Hoyer

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Jed Hoyer
Jed Hoyer 2011.jpg
Hoyer in 2011 with the Padres.
Born (1973-12-07) December 7, 1973 (age 40)
Nationality American
Alma mater Wesleyan University '96
Occupation General Manager
Organization Chicago Cubs

Jed D. Hoyer (born December 7, 1973), is the executive vice-president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs.[1] He is formerly the general manager of the San Diego Padres and the assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He joined the Red Sox in 2002, after the ownership of John W. Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino took over the team from John Harrington. He worked under the title of assistant to the general manager until December 2005. He then was given the title of assistant general manager. Hoyer briefly served as co-general manager of the Red Sox from December 12, 2005 to January 19, 2006 and then returning to his previous job of assistant general manager. In November 2003, he accompanied general manager Theo Epstein to Arizona to persuade pitcher Curt Schilling to accept a trade to the Red Sox, spending Thanksgiving at Schilling's home in what was eventually a successful effort.[2]

Biography[edit]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

When Epstein left his position on October 31, 2005, Hoyer was part of a group of four executives, called the "Gang of Four", that kept the club running in Epstein's absence. Other members of the "gang" were Ben Cherington, Bill Lajoie, and Craig Shipley,[3] a group which completed trades for, among others, Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Mark Loretta, and Andy Marte. Shortly after the winter meetings were completed in early December, Hoyer and Cherington were promoted to co-general managers, where they remained until Epstein returned to his original position on January 19, 2006 after a 10-week hiatus.[4] Jed Hoyer has also been a key player in decision making regarding players and their contracts for the past several seasons. Beginning in 2008, Jed Hoyer became the first "Resident Expert" for the Fenway neighborhood on Povo.com, a local wiki whose platform lets you share your insider’s knowledge of Boston.

Following the 2007 season, Hoyer interviewed to become General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a job that eventually went to Neal Huntington of the Indians.[5] Similarly, during the 2009 season, Hoyer interviewed to become the GM of the Washington Nationals, who eventually appointed their own Assistant GM, Mike Rizzo, to the top spot.[6]

San Diego Padres[edit]

In October 2009 he was hired as the San Diego Padres' general manager.[7][8] Perhaps his best known deal as GM of the Padres was when he sent 1B Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox in exchange for RHP Casey Kelly, OF Reymond Fuentes, utility man Eric Patterson and 1B Anthony Rizzo.

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On October 26, 2011, the Chicago Cubs announced that Jed Hoyer, along with Jason McLeod, had joined the club. Jed Hoyer is the general manager, while McLeod will work in the scouting department.[9] The clubs announced that compensation for Hoyer would be worked out before the Rule 5 Draft.

Personal life[edit]

Hoyer graduated from the Holderness School in New Hampshire in 1992, then went on to Wesleyan University, where he was a star pitcher who still holds Wesleyan's career saves record. Hoyer worked in the admissions office and then the alumni/development office, and was also a baseball coach at the University after graduating, then moved onto Kenyon College before joining the Red Sox at 28.[10]

He married Merrill Muckerman in June 2010 in St. Louis.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-27/hoyer-mcleod-leave-san-diego-padres-join-theo-epstein-with-chicago-cubs.html
  2. ^ "He was going to be GM someday", ESPN
  3. ^ http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/11/09/antonetti_added_to_sox_list/
  4. ^ "He was going to be GM someday", ESPN
  5. ^ http://blogs.unionleader.com/gray/?m=200709
  6. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/11/AR2009081103045.html
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-27/hoyer-mcleod-leave-san-diego-padres-join-theo-epstein-with-chicago-cubs.html
  10. ^ "He was going to be GM someday", ESPN
Preceded by
Kevin Towers
San Diego Padres General Manager
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Josh Byrnes
Preceded by
Jim Hendry
Chicago Cubs General Manager
2011-present
Succeeded by
incumbent