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Column: Jed Hoyer is in the spotlight as the Chicago Cubs — with their ‘Big 3’ on the free-agent clock — exceed expectations in his 1st year as president

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Hoyer is in a new role, but he’s not exactly a fresh face. He was general manager for the last 10 seasons, earning partial credit for bringing the Cubs a championship but also some of the blame for failing to draft and develop pitching talent. He has been less visible than Epstein in his new role, though part of that can be attributed to the COVID-19 protocols that have prevented the media from accessing the playing field and talking with players, coaches and executives without the limitations of conference calls.

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