The Cubs have recently announced 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. In this new position, Banner will be responsible for overseeing the team’s player development and special projects.
This change comes after Craig Breslow left the Cubs to take on a similar role with the Red Sox. Prior to his promotion, Banner had been vice president of special projects during the 2021 season, and before that served as vice president of player development for two years. Under his leadership, the Cubs built a highly-regarded farm system, earning praise from outlets like FanGraphs, MLB Pipeline, and Bleacher Report.
The Cubs are currently in the process of finding a new farm director to fill the vacancy left by Banner’s promotion. This reorganization of the front office reflects the Cubs’ dedication to maintaining a strong player development infrastructure for the future. With Banner in his new role, the Cubs are well positioned to continue building a successful pipeline of young talent for years to come.