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.
Banner previously held the position of vice president of player development for the last two years, and before that, served as vice president of special projects during the 2021 season. Under his leadership, the Cubs have built a highly-regarded farm system, earning praise from outlets like FanGraphs, MLB Pipeline, and Bleacher Report.
This reorganization of the front office reflects the Cubs’ dedication to maintaining a strong player development infrastructure for the future. In addition to Banner’s new role, the Cubs are also in the process of finding a new farm director to fill the vacancy left by his promotion. Craig Breslow left the Cubs earlier this year to lead the Red Sox baseball operations. Breslow had been serving as assistant GM and VP of pitching with the Cubs in recent years.