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).
It’s Randy Bush, not Paul Bush right?
Anything that takes power away from Lucchino is fine with me.
Expert analysis by Kelly Shoppach
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.
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.
Great Post lol. Will do.
Shoppach is the leak!! >:)
Demote Cherington. He has destroyed the Red Sox team chemistry.
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.