Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior VP of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, interviewed for the openings in the Twins’ baseball operations department.
According to multiple reports McLeod’s interview went extremely well and he was believed to be one of the frontrunners for the Twins’ President of Baseball Operations job.
The Twins are reportedly looking to set up a front office similar to the Cubs, a two-tier baseball department, with a President of Baseball Operations and a General Manager.
Keith Law reported Falvey was previously the Director of Baseball Operations for the Indians and has been the team’s assistant GM for just one year.
Derek Falvey is 32 years old and spent four seasons as the Indians’ Director of Baseball Operations before he became the assistant GM last October.
The Twins were also linked to Cubs’ assistant GM Shiraz Rehman and Director of Pro Scouting Jared Porter.
The Twins have not announced hiring Derek Falvey as the team’s President of Baseball Operations. And according to Mike Berardino “the process is still ongoing.”
Berardino reported that if Falvey landed the job, of the four other finalists (Jason McLeod, J.J. Picollo, Rob Antony and Chaim Bloom) that either Antony or Bloom “seem the most likely to be paired with Falvey as the GM in a new two-tiered baseball operations structure.”