Jed Hoyer

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Jed Hoyer

Biographical Information[edit]

Jed Hoyer is a General Manager and senior executive.

Hoyer was a SS-P for Wesleyan University when they made it to the finals of the 1994 Division III World Series. He finished with the single-season and career save records at Wesleyan. He was assistant coach at Wesleyan for two years. He also played in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 1995.

Jed spent 44 days as co-General Manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2005, during the brief period during which Theo Epstein resigned after being unable to come to contract terms with senior management. He was Assistant General Manager for the Red Sox from 2005-2009, working with Epstein.

In October 2009, he was named the new GM of the San Diego Padres, replacing Kevin Towers. On October 26, 2011, with one year remaining on his contract, he was hired by Epstein, who had just been appointed as Chicago Cubs team President to be his General Manager. Together, the pair built the Cubs team that went to the postseason four straight years from 2015 to 2018, and broke the famed "Curse of the Billy Goat" by winning the 2016 World Series. Epstein resigned on November 17, 2020, and named Hoyer as his successor in the role of President of Baseball Operations. One of Hoyer's first task was now to hire his replacement as GM.

Preceded by
Kevin Towers
San Diego Padres General Manager
Succeeded by
Josh Byrnes
Preceded by
Randy Bush
Chicago Cubs General Manager
Succeeded by

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jordan Bastian: "'Jed's on top of it': Hoyer prepared for helm",, November 17, 2020. [1]
  • Jordan Bastian: "Cubs' biggest questions as Hoyer takes over",, November 23, 2020. [2]