;#mce_temp_url# G.M. Jed Hoyer has been instrumental in leading the team to a World Series championship and three straight playoff appearances, but could he head elsewhere in pursuit of new challenges?
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the New York Mets could potentially be looking at Hoyer to join the team’s front office at the conclusion of the season. It’s unclear what role Hoyer would fill with the Mets according to the report, but he’s among a group of candidates that also includes Brewers G.M. David Stearns and Indians G.M. Mike Chernoff.
Hoyer has been with the Cubs as their G.M. since 2011, when Theo Epstein took over as the team’s President of Baseball Operations. Since that time, the Cubs have reached the NLCS on three occasions, and have had one of the best draft records in the big leagues.
Other reports earlier this summer had linked Hoyer and Cubs minor league guru Jason McLeod to the Mets, but it’s not known whether Hoyer wants to leave, or if the Cubs would let him move laterally into the G.M. chair in New York.
h/t to Bleacher Nation for flagging Sherman’s report