According to a report from Scott Miller, the Cubs have extended the contract of Jason McLeod. Miller reported Wednesday afternoon that the Cubs and McLeod have added two years on to his contract. McLeod, along with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed five-year deals with the Cubs in the Fall of 2011 that expire at the end of the 2016 season.
Jason McLeod is the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting and now has a contract to stay with the Cubs through the 2018 season.
Jason McLeod was on the Padres list to interview to be San Diego’s next general manager. The week that McLeod was expected to interview for the job, he removed his name from consideration.
McLeod cited his desire to stay with the Cubs as the reason for not interviewing for the Padres’ GM position. McLeod pointed out when he informed the beat writers he would not be interviewing that there are a lot of special things going on with the Cubs. McLeod said, “I really want to be here when we win. It’s going to sound corny, but we’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this thing.”
According to Scott Miller, the Cubs planned to extend Jason McLeod’s contract this winter, but when he declined to interview with the Padres, the Cubs decided to show their appreciation and extend his contract earlier than the off-season.
Jason McLeod believes in what the Cubs are building and thinks the team will be “really good in the next couple of years.”