Hoyer: Cubs Focused on Depth, ‘Going to Be Talking to a Lot of Teams About Pitching’

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer joined the Bernstein and McKnight Show on 670 The Score Wednesday to discuss a host of topics, including Kris Bryant’s return and the participation of Javy Baez and Kyle Schwarber in the Home Run Derby. But, this being trade season, it’s talk of the Cubs’ intentions heading into the July 31 deadline that make the headlines.

Commentary around that strategy has shifted somewhat, which Hoyer openly acknowledged last month.

“I don’t think right now we know exactly what we may need,” Hoyer said when the Cubs were in St. Louis back in June. “What we may need on July 31 may be totally different than what we know sitting here right now.

“I do think that right now the answers are here. We have enough depth offensively. We have the right position players. We have pieces internally. Now, that might not be the answer in six weeks. But I think that’s the answer today.”

Reading between the lines, Hoyer is saying that the Cubs would be targeting pitching if indeed they decided to make any moves at all. He was even more transparent about that in the wake of the decision …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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