From the Wire … Cubs Tab Joe Bohringer as Pro Scouting Director

<a href="“>According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have hired Joe Bohringer as director of pro scouting. Bohringer’s name surfaced last weekend as another target of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.

Joe Bohringer will assume one of the titles previously held by Tim Wilken. Wilken had been scouting director and director of professional scouting under Jim Hendry. The hiring of Bohringer will not affect Wilken’s status. Randy Bush handled most of the assignments for the professional scouts under Hendry’s leadership.

Joe Bohringer has 21 years of experience at the big league level and has been in the Diamondbacks organization since 2006. Prior to joining Arizona’s organization, Bohringer was an Area Scouting Supervisor for the Mariners and Senior Manager of Player Development for the Dodgers.

The Cubs front office has been one of the smallest in the big league for years. When Theo Epstein took over he said that he would add ‘the best and the brightest’ … this appears to be another move in the right direction for the Chicago Cubs.

Scouting the Debate … by Jonah Keri (Baseball Prospectus) from June 2004 on Joe Bohringer.

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