The Chicago Cubs introduced that Theo Epstein will step down because the workforce’s president of baseball operations and is ready to get replaced by common supervisor Jed Hoyer.
Epstein joined the Cubs in 2011 after serving to the Purple 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 profitable 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 good Chicago Cubs group throughout this historic interval,” Epstein said in a statement.
Hoyer labored beneath Epstein in Boston as assistant common supervisor earlier than turning into the Padres’ common supervisor in 2009. He then joined Chicago because the workforce’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 workforce by means of 2021, although he probably signed a brand new deal to go together with his new job title.
The Cubs have made the playoffs in three of the 4 seasons since profitable the World Sequence, although they’ve misplaced within the wild-card spherical throughout their final two playoff appearances.