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Padres officially name Josh Byrnes as general manager, Hoyer and McLeod head to Cubs

Oct 26, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT

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None of this will come as a surprise to the HBT readership because it has been public knowledge for weeks, but the Cubs and Padres finally announced in a joint press release Wednesday night that Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are headed to Chicago and that Josh Byrnes has officially been promoted to the position of general manager back in San Diego.

The Padres will get a PTBNL from the Cubs as compensation — probably a low-level prospect.

Hoyer is being given the title of “executive vice president and general manager” in Chicago, while McLeod will be called the “director of scouting and player development.” They’ll both be introduced at a press conference Monday at Wrigley Field and will report directly to new Cubs president Theo Epstein.

As for Byrnes, he becomes the ninth general manager in the history of the Padres franchise.

  1. shawon0meter - Oct 26, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    5 years of sucking then BOOM pay off. I can’t wait!

  2. baseballisboring - Oct 27, 2011 at 4:20 AM

    I’m shocked that the Pads are just letting Hoyer and McLeod go like this, for (presumably) a low level prospect. What a FO in Chicago.

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