• Column: Jed Hoyer is still optimistic the Chicago Cubs are on the right path - despite evidence to the contrary

    18 days ago - By Bésame

    Jed Hoyer knows the drill.
    When the Chicago Cubs hit a new low, the team president gathers reporters together to defend the manager, his game plan and the organization as a whole.
    Theo Epstein did it more than a decade ago, praising manager Dale Sveum, the rebuild and the Rickettses during the 2012 and ‘13 seasons, before whacking Sveum after two years on the job.
    On Thursday it was Hoyer's turn to defend the job performance of manager David Ross, praise the rebuild that can't be called a rebuild and ensure fans the Cubs remain on the right path. He did so for more than a half hour in the...
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