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  1. Nats president: Cubs doing it right

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Washington Nationals president and GM Mike Rizzo has built two contending teams from scratch. First as scouting director of the Arizona Diamondbacks and now as an executive of the Nationals, Rizzo has received baseball-wide acclaim for his...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. McLeod happy with draft results

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs left their draft room confident they had made some significant moves toward winning in the future. "You always feel good, no matter what," vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod said. "It doesn't...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  3. Sox draft needs not limited to one position

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox need help in many different areas as the Thursday night amateur draft approaches. One concern centers around impact position players. Scouting director Doug Laumann has done a nice job of directing No.1 picks quick...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  4. Prior discusses pressure with prospects

    Bruce Levine

    Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Mark Prior talked to Cubs prospects on Thursday about the pressure of dealing with a big-league career. Vice-president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod invited Kerry Wood to talk to the 10 prospects last ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  5. Cubs to use Wilken at 'greater capacity'

    Bruce Levine

    In most circumstances when an executive is hired above your management level, it is time to send out your resume. In the case of 30-year veteran scouting director Tim Wilken, it meant a kick upstairs. Chicago Cubs vice president of scouting and p...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  6. Numerous teams scouting the Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The list of scouts in attendance at Chicago Cubs games continues to grow as baseball's July 31 trade deadline approaches. While many reports have the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves emerging at the leading contenders to land th...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  7. Chicago Cubs to work out potential No. 1 pick Carlos Correa

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs worked out potential No. 1 draft pick Carlos Correa at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the workout.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  8. Sox back in small-market mode

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - After a few years of spending aggressively, the White Sox are back into a small-market philosophy that concentrates on scouting and player development in building toward the future. For a large-market team, that type of message to the f...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  9. Cubs' conference call tidbits

    Bruce Levine

    In a special conference call with Chicago Cubs' season-ticket holders Wednesday, the team's newly installed front office -- president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, general manager Jed Hoyer and vice president of scouting and player development...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  10. Source: Cubs hire pro scouting director

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have hired another front office executive, adding Joe Bohringer as director of pro scouting, according to a major league source. Bohringer, who has 21 years of major league baseball experience, had been working for the Arizona Dia...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  11. Source - Chicago Cubs hire Joe Bohringer as director of pro scout...

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have hired another front office executive, adding Joe Bohringer as director of pro scouting, according to a major league source.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2011
  12. Role of former interim GM Bush uncertain

    Bruce Levine

    Now that Theo Epstein has named his two top executives in general manager Jed Hoyer and vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod, the role of former interim GM Randy Bush is yet to be determined. Bush took over the role of in...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  13. How do Fleita, Wilken fit in new regime?

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has added his No. 2 and No. 3 front office executives with former Padres general manager Jed Hoyer leaving to become the executive vice president/GM with the Cubs and scouting guru Jason McLe...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  14. Source: Wilken's spot secure with Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken met over the weekend with chairman Tom Ricketts and was reassured that his job is as secure as any in the organization, according to a major league source. But Wilken was told an extension at this time was...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  15. Sources: Japanese clubs like LaHair

    Bruce Levine

    CINCINNATI - Will the next destination for Chicago Cubs' late bloomer Bryan LaHair be Japan? According to scouting sources, numerous Japanese teams have been scouting and are prepared to make offers to LaHair, if he becomes a free agent following ...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  16. Will Ricketts extend Wilken's deal next?

    Bruce Levine

    A meeting with scouting director Tim Wilken is next on Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts' to-do list before he hires his next general manager. Ricketts already extended the contract of vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita for four year...

    Blog | September 04, 2011