Jed Hoyer, given a 5-year contract as Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, says he 'might be more focused toward the future' with core players nearing free agency

With a roster destined for a major retooling, the length of Jed Hoyer’s five-year contract as Chicago Cubs president might prove essential to the task of maintaining the team’s perennial playoff presence.“In this job you always have one eye on the present and one eye on the future,” Hoyer said Monday in a conference call after the Cubs formally named him president of baseball operations, replacing Theo Epstein. “The truth is that given the service time realities, I might be a little bit more focused toward the future than usual.“But that doesn’t take away from the goal. The goal is always to m…

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