Cubs President Jed Hoyer says the focus of the Yu Darvish trade wasn’t financially motivated

CHICAGO — In the several conversations the Chicago Cubs held with the San Diego Padres before trading away pitcher Yu Darvish, the most appealing deal centered on adding depth in their system. “By acquiring really talented but young players, we were able to infuse more depth into the organization, so that was something that we definitely weighed during that process,” Cubs President Jed Hoyer said Wednesday during a conference call. The Cubs sent Darvish, who finished second in the National League Cy Young Award voting, and catcher Victor Caratini to the Padres, along with cash considerations, …

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