Jed Hoyer definitely thinks Chicago Cubs fans are cluelessVincent Pariseon June 23, 2022 at 9:46 pm

Let’s make something very clear. The Chicago Cubs are rebuilding whether people want to acknowledge it or not. In the last 18 months, they have traded Yu Darvish, Craig Kimbrel, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez.

They also let Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos go not long before that. Willson Contreras and Kyle Hendricks might be next to cap off the firesale.

In return for the players that were traded, the Cubs mostly got back MiLB prospects instead of Major League roster players. They are all good players but each of their chances of being good in the league is basically a lottery ticket.

There is nothing wrong with that strategy as it has been working for teams for a long time. However, their general manager Jed Hoyer seems to think that Chicago Cubs fans are clueless. It is sad to hear because we all know what he is doing.

Hoyer went on ESPN 1000’s “Kap and J Hood” morning show on Wednesday. When he was on, the final part of the conversation had to do with this current era of Chicago Cubs baseball and how it is defined.

Jed Hoyer seems to think that Chicago Cubs fans are clueless about rebuilding.

On the show, he refused to call the Cubs a rebuilding team. He made it seem like he didn’t need to define it even though he defined it when he let the most important core in franchise history go in favor of prospects.

He is a somewhat transparent general manager but he also makes weird claims like this. You don’t have to lie to your fanbase if you are a general manager. We can all see what is happening and what it will mean for the franchise in the long term.

If it is clear that the future is significantly more important to you than the present, you are rebuilding. If most of the roster is made up of players that are expected to be gone within a year or two, you are rebuilding. It is time to embrace what the Cubs are.

They just lost a series 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates who are not a very good team either but they are much better than the Cubs. They might as well embrace the rebuilding philosophy at this point because they aren’t winning on the field anytime soon. Hopefully, deep down inside, Jed realizes that.

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