October 3, 2023

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Chicago Cubs president Jed Hoyer laments team’s recent losing skid – The Denver Post

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Halfway across the world, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer followed the Chicago Cubs’ toughest loss of the season on his phone.

Hoyer spent five days in Japan to scout, most notably getting eyes on Orix Buffaloes star right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto, 25, who is expected to be posted in the offseason. The overseas trip had been planned for a while so the Cubs can keep an eye on the future as they try to get back into the postseason for the first time since 2020.

“It’s a great baseball culture and obviously they have a lot of really good players and making sure that’s a market that we are actively involved in is something that’s really important,” Hoyer said Tuesday.

The timing left Hoyer following from the ballpark’s scout seats Sunday morning in Toyko, 16 hours…

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2023-09-19 19:29:27

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