Tuesday Oct. 19, 2010
Posted: 5:50 p.m.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUEMesa Solar Sox Cubs
The Cubs had several players make big contributions Tuesday in Mesas 6-5 victory against the Peoria Javelinas.
Josh Vitters RBI single in the ninth gave the Solar Sox a 6-4 advantage. He finished with a pair of hits in five at-bats, raising his batting average to .261 through five games. Ryan Flaherty, meanwhile, had a hit in two at-bats, drew three walks and scored twice.
David Cales pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first victory. He allowed a pair of hits and fanned one. Jake Muyco, who split the regular season between Tennessee and Iowa, started. He allowed a run on four hits over three innings in what was his second start.
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Jared Mitchell extended his hitting streak to three games on Tuesday in Peorias 7-3 loss at Phoenix.
Mitchell had a pair of hits, pushing his average to .304. He has four hits in 10 at-bats during the streak. Eduardo Escobar was 1-for-4 with a walk and now has four hits in his last eight at-bats. Henry Mabee was hit hard for a second consecutive outing, allowing three runs on four hits and walk in one inning. Mabee, who pitched to a 3.65 ERA during the regular season with Double-A Birmingham, has given up eight runs on nine hits over three innings.
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Is this the offseason that Cubs executive Jason McLeod finally becomes an MLB general manager?
According to Bruce Levine, the Giants are reportedly interested in McLeod, the Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development, for their vacant general manager position.
McLeod joined the Cubs' front office in 2011 alongside Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Before the Cubs, he spent six years in the Red Sox front office and two in the Padres' (with Hoyer, who was San Diego's general manager from 2010-2011).
Of course, the Giants' reported interest in McLeod doesn't necessarily mean that he will interview for the job. However, it's worth noting that McLeod interviewed for the Twins' general manager job in 2016; he also withdrew his name from consideration for the Padres' general manager job in 2014.
In addition to the Giants, McLeod's name has been linked to the Mets' general manager vacancy. This is more speculation, but the point is that it seems to be only a matter of time before McLeod is hired as general manager elsewhere.
For what it's worth, though, McLeod is under contract through 2021 and has previously said that he is grateful to be with the Cubs.
“I’m exceptionally grateful,” McLeod said. “All of us are. Look at where we are at this moment in time with this team," McLeod said in 2016. "I can’t imagine a better environment, a better culture to work at in baseball.
"We’ve been together a long time. We’re friends. We’re good. We embrace the fact that we are good. And we challenge ourselves to be even better.”