The Cubs have recently made changes to their front office, with Jared Banner being promoted to the role of assistant general manager. Sources have confirmed that Banner will now be working under GM Carter Hawkins and president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer. Prior to this promotion, Banner held the position of vice president of player development for the last two years and served as vice president of special projects during the 2021 season.
The reorganization of the front office comes after Craig Breslow left the Cubs to lead the Red Sox baseball operations. Breslow had previously been the assistant GM and VP of pitching with the Cubs in recent years. In addition to Banner’s new role, the Cubs are also currently searching for a new farm director to fill the vacancy left by his promotion.
Under Banner’s leadership, the Cubs have built a highly-regarded farm system that has earned praise from outlets such as FanGraphs, MLB Pipeline, and Bleacher Report. FanGraphs ranked the Cubs as the top farm system in 2021, while MLB Pipeline and Bleacher Report placed them at 4th and 2nd in the league, respectively. This change reflects