Hoyer took unique path to Cubs GM

October, 27, 2011
10/27/11
4:03
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- He was a bullet point in weeks of Theo Epstein stories; his hiring part of a dual-release issued on a Wednesday night after the 6 p.m. news and during a back-to-back rerun of "Glee."

The new general manager of the Cubs? The guy technically in charge of all player transactions and of assembling the coaching staff and roster that will ultimately determine everyone's fate?

We interrupt the Theo Show for the brief and anticlimactic announcement that Jed Hoyer has been added to Team Epstein as executive vice president/GM along with Jason McLeod as senior vice president/scouting and player development.

Understated, to be sure. But this was no small move.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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