Hoyer Talks About Disagreeing with Maddon, Overall Effort Level, Lack of Offensive Adaptation

Jed Hoyer joined 670 The Score’s Bernstein and McKnight Show Friday afternoon to offer his insights on the season the was and what’s to come for the Cubs. Initially slated for Wednesday, the GM moved his appearance back in order to accommodate the team’s exit interviews and Theo Epstein’s postmortem press conference.

And while Hoyer’s thoughts closely mirrored those shared during the extensive presser, he did offer a tad more depth to several topics. Chief among those was the way the season ended and what led to it.

“The one-game playoff is an absolute coin flip,” Hoyer lamented. “That’s why you avoid them. We needed one more win and couldn’t do it.

“We didn’t have the same relentless that we had in 2015 and 2016.”

That lack a killer instinct and constant urgency was a central theme of Epstein’s, with the president talking about essentially punting games on getaway day or not caring as much about a sweep after already winning two. His criticism was leveled at the organization as a whole, but Joe Maddon and his staff are responsible for the lineups and dealing with the players on a daily basis.

Epstein almost made it sound as though the front office …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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