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Crud: Cubs Lose Special Assistant Jason Parks to Arizona Diamondbacks

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You may best remember Jason Parks for his work at Baseball Prospectus, but he was better known in the last few years as a key scout and then special assistant in the Cubs’ front office.


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And now he’s getting a promotion with the Diamondbacks:

That’s a great move by the Diamondbacks, and a great promotion for Parks, which slightly tempers the sting of losing another bright mind. The news comes just two days after the Cubs lost their minor league pitching coordinator to the Mariners.


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There’s been a steady brain drain from the Cubs over the past couple years (including their own former pro scouting director, Jared Porter, who left last year to become an assistant GM with the Diamondbacks), but that’s what happens when you assemble such a strong crew of talent. I have confidence that there won’t be a net drain, because the Cubs will keep identifying, targeting, and promoting new front office talent.

Best of luck to Parks in his new role, and best of luck to the Cubs in their continued effort to bring in the best and brightest.

Parks said his farewell in typical Parks style:


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.