New Scouting Leadership Structure Coming For Cubs

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(670 The Score) What was once the top farm system in baseball has fallen to great depths. 

After great success in drafting prospects and developing them and other youngsters acquired in trades, the Cubs have hit a wall in that department in recent years. Some of that can be explained as the fallout of trading away young talent for established MLB players in a championship window that included a 2016 title. Some of it can't be explained by that dynamic.

Its with that in mind that the Cubs shifted executive Jason McLeod into a new role Wednesday. In what president of baseball operations Theo Epstein called a "lateral move," McLeod transitioned into the senior vice president of player personnel position after overseeing the amateur scouting and player development departments for eight years.