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Cubs receive permission from Padres to speak with Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod

Oct 22, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

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Now that Theo Epstein is officially the Cubs’ president of baseball operations, he can formally begin the process of getting two of his buddies to join him in Chicago.

According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, the Cubs have received permission from the Padres to speak with general manager Jed Hoyer and assistant general manager Jason McLeod. They are expected to take on the same roles in Chicago while Josh Byrnes will be promoted to GM in San Diego.

As for compensation, Hayes hears that the Padres have a “pre-agreed” list of players to choose from for losing Hoyer and McLeod. There will also be an agreement in place to prevent any further raiding of the Padres’ front office, which is similar to an agreement with the Red Sox two years ago when Hoyer left for San Diego.

  1. Old Gator - Oct 22, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    I don’t know why, but this entire scenario is beginning to remind me of the “Art of the Possible” musical chairs routine from Evita.

  2. mattjg - Oct 22, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    The Cubs are reportedly also looking to bring over Curt Schilling and the Green Monster. In return, the Red Sox would get a any ivy-covered chunk of Wrigley Field’s wall and Andre Dawson’s 1987 MVP award.

  3. zackd22 - Oct 22, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Get hired. Trade AGonz. Leave.

    /ouch

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