Jed Hoyer takes over Cubs as they enter a 'period of transition'

CHICAGO — As the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles discussed a trade that would bring pitcher Jake Arrieta to Chicago’s North Side in 2013, Jed Hoyer pushed for more.“Jed kept on pounding the table that we could get a throw-in and it had to be this guy named Pedro Strop,” Theo Epstein recalled during a conference call Tuesday. “Even though he … was seemingly lost at the time as a pitcher (with a 7.25 ERA), Jed kept pounding the table, saying not only can we get more, but he’s the right guy.“You talk about a throw-in to a deal, Stropy ended up being one of the most consistent and successful re…

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