We knew that the job losses in the Chicago Cubs organization, like virtually every other club in MLB this year, were going to be significant. Each of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were clearly shaken when discussing those decisions at the tail end of the pandemic season, so you knew it was going to be a great deal of staff.
Today, The Athletic has the report, and it’s grim: more than 100 Chicago Cubs employees have lost their jobs.
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) October 21, 2020
From front office staff to development staff to scouting staff to business side personnel, no area appears to have been spared from the cuts. Upwards of 47 full-time staffers on the baseball side have lost their jobs, and baseball is not an easy sport to get into in the first place. It’s a crushing blow, not only for the stability and future of the organization, but for these humans who’ve lost their jobs – jobs that might be very difficult to land again, even after the sport finds its financial footing.
My thoughts go out to the people affected by the layoffs and their families, and I hope the find good places to land soon. You can read more on the situation in The Athletic report.