Thursday, October 20, 2011
Regarding reports that the Padres will receive no compensation for losing Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod to the Cubs. I have NOT confirmed that to be true. For what it's worth, I think it more likely than not that the Padres will get player talent, money or both. I have confirmed an ESPN Chicago report that Hoyer asked for and did not get a five-year extension from the Padres. At the time, Hoyer had a five-year offer from the Cubs. The conversation was amicable, according to the Padres.