The front office turnover continues. It’s that time of year. And tonight it’s a big one.
After 10 years in the organization, Senior VP of Player Personnel Jason McLeod is leaving the Chicago Cubs:
News: Jason McLeod, who oversaw scouting and player development when the Cubs built the No. 1 farm system and won the World Series, is set to leave the organization as the turnover continues within the Wrigley Field front office. https://t.co/CdvSPeo3oy
— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) October 22, 2021
McLeod, who joined the Cubs back as part of the original Theo-Jed-Jason trio in late 2011, oversaw scouting and player development for the bulk of his time with the Cubs. As part of an overhaul of that part of the organization a couple years ago, McLeod’s role transitioned to his current title, where he was doing more high-level, overall work with the Cubs.
But as the season ends – and I would guess maybe his contract was up – he’s looking to move on to other opportunities, as he shared with The Athletic. Lotta quotes and kind words in there, and it’s always hard to sum up a decade-long run. McLeod was central to what the Cubs accomplished in the rebuild, not only by virtue of his own decisions and expertise, but by the people he brought in to work underneath him in those years that build up the core that would win a World Series five years ago.
McLeod will have plenty of opportunities around baseball, where he’ll be entirely decoupled from Epstein and Hoyer, with whom he’s worked in various organizations going back even before his time with the Cubs. Best of luck to him.