Padres To Receive Low-Level Prospect For Hoyer

The Theo Epstein compensation case drew most of the attention this offseason, but the Padres and Cubs still have to work something out for Jed Hoyer. Scott Miller of reports (on Twitter) that San Diego will received a low-level minor leaguer from Chicago for their former GM, probably late in Spring Training but before Opening Day. 

The clubs have agreed to select the PTBNL from a pre-determined list of 12 or so players, according to Miller (on Twitter). The Red Sox received 26-year-old righty reliever Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later from the Cubs as compensation for Epstein and a player to be named two days ago. There's not much precedent for compensation involving front office employees, but the cases of Epstein and Andy MacPhail provide the Cubs and Padres with two such examples.

22 Responses to Padres To Receive Low-Level Prospect For Hoyer Leave a Reply

  1. Houston_Astros 3 years ago

    Carpenter to the Padres.

    San Diego would be the one run environment where he could be average.

    • Beersy 3 years ago

      Which Carpenter are you talking about?  Chris was already sent to the Red Sox for Epstein.

  2. Philip Marlowe 3 years ago

    Really hope it’s not anyone with too much upside, maybe someone like Ron Torreyes, who we got in the Marshall trade?

    • ratmoss 3 years ago

      Torreyes actually has a lot of upside.  Most see him as a Pedroia clone potentially the Cubs 2014 2Bman. 

      • Philip Marlowe 3 years ago

        Really? I never heard that about him. I heard he was more of a Darwin Barney type… I rescind my previous statement.

        • imachainsaw 3 years ago

          I’ve never heard that about him either, but I don’t see where one gets the impression that Torreyes doesn’t have ‘a lot of upside.’ His minor league numbers thus far are very impressive, on top of the fact that
          he’s only 19.

    •  Funny you say that. That’s who I was thinking of yesterday as a Padre fan. Jim Callis (from his twitter account) seems to think that’s too much. I’d really like that.

    • Neil Tatro 3 years ago

      not happening. epstein already said he believes torreyes is his 2B of the future

    • BlueCatuli 3 years ago

      That is far to much. No one in the Cubs top 30 will be sent to San Diego.

      • Corey Brock, the Padres beat writer had this to say when I asked him in regards to the compensation yesterday via his Twitter account.

        “Top 30 prospect, likely … but not one of their top 10″.

        Here’s what Jim Callis had to say in response to my speculation on Torreyes.

        @jimcallisBA Heard it’s nothing close to that good. @mickeykoke: Any suggestion on #Padres return from #Cubs for Hoyer/McLeod? Torreyes maybe? Thoughts?

  3. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 3 years ago

    Cubs can have Hudson for free if we can get Torreyes

    • padreshobo 3 years ago

       I would take nothing in return if they took Hudson off our hands

  4. BREAKING NEWS: Jed Hoyer compensation will be Alfonso Soriano and for some reason they have asked for some Chi Tsung hibachi grill.

  5. Eric Smith 3 years ago

    My understanding was that the PTBNL the Cubs got from the Red Sox was because you can’t trade player for executive.  So the Cubs traded Carpenter for a PTBNL and the Reed Sox got a PTBNL in return to balance it all out.

    Does the same not apply to the Hoyer case?  SD gets 2 PTBNL and the Cubs get 1?  I’m kidding here but seriously how does that work?

  6. Eric Smith 3 years ago

    Oh and NO WAY is it Ronald Torreyes.

    edit: typo

  7. fnpadre 3 years ago

    Would be happy to get Zach Cates back and just call this thing DONE.

  8. PWNdroia 3 years ago

    So they’re getting ripped off too?

  9. Mario Saavedra 3 years ago

    Anthony Rizzo

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