With Cubs Open for Business, Cobb Could Be Can of Corn

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have always been in lockstep when it comes to running the Cubs, at least publicly. Even down to the words they use, the architects of the last great American sports story are very practiced in what they preach.

“We have to be open-minded,” Hoyer said Monday at the GM Meetings, per Patrick Mooney. “We’re loyal to the guys that have won with us. And we’re loyal to the guys that have been drafted and developed and gotten here, no question. But they’re talented and we’re going to be asked about them.

“Our No. 1 loyalty has to be to the Cubs and to the Cubs fans and making sure that we can try to put ourselves in position to win another title, so I think we have to be open-minded.”

He’s speaking, of course, about the possibility of acquiring talent via both free agency and trade, the latter of which is becoming more of a reality. Hoyer expressed reluctance when it comes to the moving players from the 25-man roster, but it’s sort of a necessary evil when you have a wealth of positional talent and a void in the pitching staff.

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Source:: Cubs Insider

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