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Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Top MLB GM Candidates: Ranking Potential Hires Entering 2019

With Cubs’ player development issues and with a farm system ranked near the bottom of baseball, is McLeod’s star still on the rise?

JASON MCLEOD, CUBS
Senior VP Of Player Development And Scouting

McLeod, 44, has been the third cog of the Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer leadership team with the Cubs since 2011, and he has been a bit picky in passing on some opportunities for advancement (including the Padres) to keep the band together. But his reputation will continue make him attractive to other teams, and the right opportunity may well arise. McLeod did good work in San Diego and Boston before coming to the Cubs. His primary experience is in scouting and player development, with Epstein bragging at the introductory 2011 media session that McLeod “is the rarest commodity” in the industry as “an impact evaluator of baseball talent.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 06, 2019 at 03:28 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dodgers don’t have general manager, but they have assistant general manager

LAS VEGAS — Farhan Zaidi left his job as the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers to become the president of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants. While Dodgers president Andrew Friedman remains at the top of the baseball operations department, Zaidi’s departure has left the Dodgers without a general manager. It happens. It also happens that the Dodgers do not plan to replace Zaidi with a new general manager any time soon. They just said so last week.

They do, however, have an assistant general manager now. It’s Jeff Kingston, late of the Seattle Mariners, where he served as Jerry Dipoto’s assistant. Now he is an assistant with no one, nominally, to assist. Seems like some sort of dividing by zero error, philosophically speaking, but we’ll just assume it’ll sort itself out.

There’s no chance he’ll just spend his days in the office waiting for calls to come that never come, is there?

QLE Posted: December 11, 2018 at 04:53 AM | 0 comment(s)
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