According to multiple reports, Red Sox Assistant G.M. Jed Hoyer will be named the G.M. of the San Diego Padres. CBSSports.com is reporting that Hoyer's hiring will be announced in a press conference in San Diego early next week, perhaps on Monday.
Hoyer, 35, has been with the Red Sox since 2002, when he was hired as an intern. He was named Assistant to the General Manager in 2003, served briefly as the co-G.M. of the Sox (along with Ben Cherington) from Dec. 2005-Jan. 2006, before being named Assistant G.M. with Theo Epstein’s return to the organization in 2006.
Hoyer is perhaps best known for having spent his Thanksgiving in 2003 at Curt Schilling’s house, helping to convince the pitcher to waive his no-trade clause and agree to come to Boston. Hoyer also played significant roles in the deal that brought Coco Crisp to the Red Sox from the Indians (a deal whose groundwork was laid while Hoyer and Cherington were co-GMs) and the contract extension for Dustin Pedroia, among others.
The Padres GM opening is considered attractive for several reasons. In addition to the fact that San Diego is considered one of the top places in the country to live, the Padres play in a ballpark that allows for the creation of a significant home-field advantage, both the area and park can be used as selling points to free agents, and the payroll features few to no dead-weight contracts.
Moreover, Hoyer’s former Boston colleague Josh Byrnes — formerly the Red Sox assistant G.M., now the G.M. of the Arizona Diamondbacks — had an excellent working relationship with Moorad. As CEO of the Diamondbacks, Moorad signed Byrnes to an eight-year extension (through the 2015 season) that provided as much job security as virtually any employee — player, manager, coach or executive — in the industry.
The playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin checks in and helps us set the stage for Broncos and Patriots this Sunday in Foxboro.
Kyle Arrington, filing in for Devin MCcourty, previews Pats-Broncos
Adam Schefter, ESPN Insider, joins the guys to talk Pats-Broncos, Brady-Manning and the rest of the NFL.
Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
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The guys got dressed up for Kirk's 40th.
MFB and the callers wish a very Happy 40th Birthday to Kirk Minihane
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Dale, Steve DeOssie and Tom E Curran of CSNNE put the final touches on a week of discussion about the upcoming showdown in Foxboro vs. the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
We send out well wishes to our friend and colleague Bob 'Neumy' Neumier
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The playoffs are here and we are ready! Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about the Revs vs the Crew. We also talk about the newest addition to the MLS.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
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