CHICAGO – Tom Ricketts is keeping the band together.
At least for the next five years.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Jed Hoyer and Senior Vice President/Scouting and Player Development Jason McLeod have agreed to terms to stay with the Cubs through 2021.
“Jed and Jason are simply the best at what they do and have played fundamentally important leadership roles in helping the Cubs build a healthy and thriving organization,” said Theo Epstein, Cubs President of Baseball Operations. “We feel honored to have the stability and support that we enjoy throughout Baseball Operations and look forward to many years of working together in Chicago.”
Hoyer and McLeod joined the Cubs back in 2011 with Theo Epstein and have helped lead a organizational turnaround at both the major and minor league levels.
The Cubs are just the third team in major league history to win at least 100 games within four years of a 100-loss season.
The big league team has now qualified for post-season play in consecutive seasons for only the third time in franchise history.