Front Office Notes: Cubs, Red Sox

Here's the latest on two big market front offices…

  • The Cubs announced that they have dismissed vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita in a press release. Fleita had been with the club since 1995 and oversaw their minor league player development program.
  • The Cubs also dismissed baseball information manager Chuck Wasserstrom according to Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune (on Twitter).
  • Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told Sullivan that he plans to make more front office changes, ultimately leading to growth of the department (Twitter links). Assistant GM Randy Bush is in "good standing" with the team.
  • In today's Insider-only blog post, ESPN's Buster Olney argues that Red Sox owner John Henry should give full control of the team's baseball operations to GM Ben Cherington in the wake of the latest Bobby Valentine revolt rumors.
  • "There is a disconnect in communication between the players and upper management," said Mets catcher Kelly Shoppach to Andy Martino of The New York Daily News about his former team, the Red Sox (Twitter link).

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  1. It’s Randy Bush, not Paul Bush right?

  2. Devern Hansack 3 years ago

    Anything that takes power away from Lucchino is fine with me.

  3. umair56 3 years ago

    Expert analysis by Kelly Shoppach

  4. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    It’s always been a dream of mine to work in an MLB Front Office one day. If it ever happens, you better believe I will still be looking at this very website for the latest news, notes, and rumors.

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

      Well if you ever do can you please confirm when writers cite a source that is the “close friend of the GM” that it is actually the neighbor of the delivery guy who brings lunch to the secretary of the assistant GM.

  5. elclashcombo 3 years ago

    Shoppach is the leak!! >:)

  6. hawkny1 3 years ago

    Demote Cherington. He has destroyed the Red Sox team chemistry.

  7. Eric Foley 3 years ago

    I’ve been saying it all along. We have an Al Davis situation here in Boston. The captains of this ship are steering straight for the ice berg! If a player makes an error, he’s at fault. manager makes a bad call he gets blamed. If the manager fails, the GM gets blamed. If the GM makes bad calls it seems to end there with his firing right? This ownership is too involved and has been too spoiled for the last decade. The problems that this team is having starts at the top.

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