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Jed Hoyer

Pitching will dictate Cubs' playoff push

Pitching will dictate Cubs' playoff push

General manager Jed Hoyer is aware of baseball’s pendulum, so he’s not about to jump to conclusions and immediately declare the Cubs are aggressively pursuing upgrades. “We feel it’s pretty early now,” Hoyer said before the Cubs concluded a 12-8 record in April with an 8-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. “You’re at that stage where a two or three-game winning streak or losing streak can really change the outlook in a hurry. “Certainly, we’re hopeful we’re in that position. You want to try to improve the team at mid-season. I think we’re going to prepare if that’s the case. That’s where that is. We’re so...