Jason McLeod was on the list of candidates to interview for the Padres’ General Manager opening, and according to a report Saturday from Bruce Levine, McLeod was set to interview for the position this week.
Jason McLeod has removed his name from consideration, citing his desire to stay with the Cubs as the reason. McLeod informed the beat writers of his decision Monday.
The Padres asked to talk to Jason McLeod and he was obviously given permission by the front office to interview to be the next General Manager of his hometown team.
McLeod admitted the GM job with the Padres has “always been kind of a dream job.” McLeod said he stepped back and thought about it and decided that he wants to stay with the Cubs. He still wants to be a GM, just not right now.
Jason McLeod pointed out there are a lot of special things going on with the Cubs. McLeod said, “I really want to be here when we win.” McLeod added, “It’s going to sound corny, but we’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this thing.”
Jed Hoyer admitted he was “mildly surprised” about McLeod’s decision and was “thrilled” according to a report from the Sun-Times.
Jason McLeod believes in what the Cubs are doing and he thinks the Cubs are “going to be really good in the next couple of years.”