Jed Hoyer admitted during an interview on Tuesday that the Chicago Cubs regret not trading for Justin Verlander back in 2017.
The Houston Astros acquired Verlander from the Detroit Tigers for three prospects. Since then, he has a 2.43 ERA in 68 starts for Houston.
"Of course we have regret," Hoyer said.
At the time, it was reported that the Cubs were deep in talks with the Tigers and that Verlander preferred to go to Chicago.