Jason McLeod reportedly out of the running for Twins job … Jared Porter in mix for Twins GM position
Multiple reports Monday indicated the Twins were set to name Derek Falvey as the team’s President of Baseball Operations. The Twins have not announced hiring Falvey and other reports indicated they still going through the process and have not made a decision.
Jon Heyman reported late Monday night that while there has not been an announcement from the Twins, signs point to Falvey being hired as the team’s President of Baseball Operations.
According to Heyman, Jason McLeod and J.J. Picollo have been told they are out of the running and are no longer in consideration.
McLeod and Picollo were believed to be two of the finalists to be the Twins President of Baseball Operations.
The Indians did not comment on Derek Falvey landing the job before they went out and beat the Tigers 7-4 to win the American League Central Division Championship.
According to Mike Berardino, Cubs Director of Pro Scouting Jared Porter is a possibility to be the Twins next General Manager.
The Twins might not be able to hire Porter away from the Cubs, despite the fact it would be an obvious promotion.
The Cubs front office “ranks near the top of the game’s pay scale” according to Berardino and Porter would probably have to take a pay cut to be the Twins’ GM. Berardino also explained “the highly respected McLeod also figured to have been the most expensive potential hire among Twins’ finalists, in both annual salary and length of contractual commitment.”
While it appears Jason McLeod will not be leaving the Cubs for the Minnesota Twins, it is just a matter of time as Jed Hoyer said before he is running a team.