Like any rock group, there are bound to be tiffs between the members of the band. That is the best way to describe recent events within the Chicago Cubs front office.
The Cubs front office trio of President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, General Manager Jed Hoyer, and Senior Vice President of Scouting and Development Jason McLeod have been commonly referred to as The Beatles of Major League Baseball front offices.
Just like The Beatles eventually broke apart and pursued their individual interests, the same thing has happened with the Cubs front office.
McLeod is leaving the Cubs organization. While the official word on why he is leaving the Cubs organization has not been released, the belief is that McLeod has grown tired of Epstein and Hoyer getting all the recognition for the Cubs rebuild. Since Epstein, Hoyer, and McLeod came to the Cubs in 2012, the organization has seen their farm system go from incredibly thin to being one of the best systems in all of baseball. While McLeod’s keen eye for minor league talent should be widely attributed to the Cubs’ minor league growth, he often goes forgotten with Epstein and Hoyer getting the publicity.
It is not known at this point what the next step is for the Cubs and McLeod, however, it seems likely that McLeod will pursue a general manager’s position with another Major League Baseball team.
Da Windy City was able to get some detail’s on why McLeod decided to make this announcement on the first day of April.
According to our sources, today is April Fools Day.
McLeod is not leaving the Cubs organization. Though, this is a scenario that could become reality as McLeod is one of the brightest front office personnel in all of baseball.