The Cubs have recently announced changes to their front office, with Jared Banner being promoted to the role of assistant general manager. Sources confirmed that Banner will now work under GM Carter Hawkins and President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer.
Banner previously served as vice president of player development for the past two years and prior to that was vice president of special projects during the 2021 season. The change comes after Craig Breslow left the Cubs to lead the Red Sox’s baseball operations. Breslow was the Cubs’ assistant GM and VP of pitching in recent years.
As part of this reorganization, the Cubs are also in the process of finding a new farm director to fill the vacancy left by Banner’s promotion. Under Banner’s leadership, the Cubs have built a highly regarded farm system, earning praise from outlets such as FanGraphs, MLB Pipeline and Bleacher Report. FanGraphs ranked the Cubs as the best farm system, while MLB Pipeline and Bleacher Report ranked them No. 4 and No. 2 in the league, respectively. This front office reorganization reflects the Cubs’ commitment to maintaining a strong player development infrastructure for the future.