As the Cubs and Red Sox continue to negotiate on compensation for Theo Epstein, reports indicate the Cubs may also have interest in Padres general manager Jed Hoyer to join a baseball operations department they hope is headed soon by Epstein.
No person knows more people in baseball than Hall-of-Fame writer Peter Gammons. And that means its unlikely anyone has a better idea of who might be interested in the Cubs general manager job.
White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn had interviewed for the Mets’ general manager, but will be returning to his Chicago team. The Mets have narrowed down their choice to either longtime baseball executive Sandy Alderson or former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes.