I guess the farewell lunch the Boston Red Sox held for Jed Hoyer today kind of gave it away huh? According to various sources, the San Diego Padres have hired Red Sox Assistant GM Jed Hoyer to be their new GM. Hoyer replaces Kevin Towers, who was fired at the beginning of the month. Hoyer joined the Red Sox front office at age 28, where he helped to build Boston’s rosters and assisted in contract negotiations. In 2005, when Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino had a lover’s quarrel and Epstein took a 10-week hiatus, Hoyer along with Craig Shipley, Bill Lajoie, and Ben Cherington, took over the GM duties for the Red Sox. Their most famous trade they pulled off was for Josh Beckett. The Red Sox sent Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez, Jesus Delgado, and Harvey Garcia to the Florida ...
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