Mabee Getting Sharp For Peoria

Mabee Getting Sharp For Peoria

Thursday Nov. 4, 2010
Posted: 8:05 a.m.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUEPeoria Saguaros White Sox
Henry Mabee has sort of pitched like his name over the last few weeks for Peoria. Maybe hell pitch well and maybe he wont. Wednesday marked one of the days he pitched well as the Saguaros squashed Phoenix, 8-0.

Mabee allowed a hit over two scoreless innings, marking the second consecutive outing in which he hasnt allowed a run. In three of his four previous outings, he had allowed 13 runs on 12 hits in 5 13 innings. He pitched to a 3.65 ERA in 49 innings during the regular season at Double-A Birmingham so his effort over the last two outings is more likely indicative of his abilities than what he showed through his first few AFL outings.

Eduardo Escobar had three hits and an RBI for the Sags while Jason Bour had a double, an RBI and scored a run. Escobar is 7-for-10 in his last two games.

Cubs infielder Ryan Flaherty went 0-for-4 in Mesas 11-2 loss to the Peoria Javelinas, snapping his hitting streak at eight games.

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?


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Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

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Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening


Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

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.”