Final week, the Cubs introduced that Epstein would step down and get replaced by Hoyer, who was the staff’s common supervisor.
Epstein joined the Cubs in 2011 after serving to the Pink Sox win two World Sequence because the youngest common supervisor in MLB historical past, taking the job at solely 28. He then labored his championship magic in Chicago, with the Cubs successful the World Sequence in 2016, ending the franchise’s 108-year championship drought.
“For the remainder of my life, I’ll cherish having been a part of the nice Chicago Cubs group throughout this historic interval,” Epstein mentioned in a press release.
Hoyer labored underneath Epstein in Boston as assistant common supervisor earlier than changing into the Padres’ common supervisor in 2009. He then joined Chicago because the staff’s common supervisor, as soon as once more teaming up with Epstein to win one other title.
In 2016, Hoyer signed a five-year extension to stay with the staff by means of 2021, however now he’s set to be with the staff for the long run in his new function. Epstein mentioned he was assured that Hoyer would convey a recent perspective to the Cubs group.
“I am assured that, despite the fact that he is been right here, the Cubs are getting the good thing about recent eyes, so to talk, and that he’ll be a drive for continued progress and alter inside the group,” Epstein instructed reporters final week.
The Cubs have made the playoffs in three of the 4 seasons since successful the World Sequence, although they’ve misplaced within the wild-card spherical throughout their final two playoff appearances.