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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:20 pm

Pretty big shift for him from the development to Major League side.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:24 pm

is this in order to make it more difficult for hoyer to poach him?
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Postby Stu » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:24 pm

maybe they are trying to take him off the market?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:26 pm

Would assume this is a way to keep other teams away and also may be the first steps of the Theo succession plan. Keep elevating McLeod who becomes GM when Jed becomes President of Ops when Theo is gone in a few years.
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Postby Brian » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:28 pm

Could it also be they want to promote somebody to his position?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:29 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Would assume this is a way to keep other teams away and also may be the first steps of the Theo succession plan. Keep elevating McLeod who becomes GM when Jed becomes President of Ops when Theo is gone in a few years.


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Postby sneakypower » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:32 pm

we'll always have the 3 top-10 picks spent on OFs producing no league average starter
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:41 pm

Brian wrote:Could it also be they want to promote somebody to his position?

Oh I think that’s a big part too, which is exciting they’re making changes on the player development side. Eno Sarris recently had an article saying he was hearing multiple teams were going to be making sweeping changes to player development sides of their organizations.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:44 pm

McLeod is still pretty highly regarded as a scout/executive so it will be nice to have his skills being used on the major league team with the day-to-day stuff. I take it to mean being in charge of shifting, lineup construction/usage, advanced scouting, etc type stuff which is clearly something we’ve been lacking for a few years now.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:48 pm

Earned it, duuuuueeeeeeces to Hoyer please
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:52 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:McLeod is still pretty highly regarded as a scout/executive so it will be nice to have his skills being used on the major league team with the day-to-day stuff. I take it to mean being in charge of shifting, lineup construction/usage, advanced scouting, etc type stuff which is clearly something we’ve been lacking for a few years now.


I think alot his duties will be aimed towards identify the guys worth pursuing at the ML level, all of who were probably prospects while in his previous role for the Cubs
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Re: McLeod Named Senior VP of Player Personnel

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:53 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:McLeod is still pretty highly regarded as a scout/executive so it will be nice to have his skills being used on the major league team with the day-to-day stuff. I take it to mean being in charge of shifting, lineup construction/usage, advanced scouting, etc type stuff which is clearly something we’ve been lacking for a few years now.


I think alot his duties will be aimed towards identify the guys worth pursuing at the ML level, all of who were probably prospects while in his previous role for the Cubs

That works too
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Re: McLeod Named Senior VP of Player Personnel

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:12 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:McLeod is still pretty highly regarded as a scout/executive so it will be nice to have his skills being used on the major league team with the day-to-day stuff. I take it to mean being in charge of shifting, lineup construction/usage, advanced scouting, etc type stuff which is clearly something we’ve been lacking for a few years now.


I think alot his duties will be aimed towards identify the guys worth pursuing at the ML level, all of who were probably prospects while in his previous role for the Cubs

That works too


Yeah, it's hard to not notice that all the best upcoming FAs are the last star they drafted in Boston way back in 2011, the #1 pick that year, and then draftees from 2012 and beyond. All these guys are players McLeod probably has seen or collected info on since they were 18or younger, probably moreso than anyone in the org by a huge amount

Also also - the highest bonus IIRC currently on the farm is new IFA Quintero's $3 million followed by Ademan's $2.5. If anyone turns into a stud, and oh there will be, my guess is the org is much less worried their ability to extend that player. This makes the FO's ability to ID ML talent a little more valuable moving forward so they're putting the best eye in the org in a position to make those calls....OTOH speculating out my ass
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