Per Bruce Levine and other sources, the Superfriends have opened the Hall of Justice and added a new member to their ranks. Joe Bohringer has been hired as the Cubs director of pro scouting. Technically he’s taking on one of Tim Wilken’s roles, but it’s a responsibility that was largely handled by Randy Bush in the past. Bohringer had been working as a scout in the D-Backs organization since 2006, and previously worked as an area scout supervisor for the Mariners and Senior Manager of Player Development for the Dodgers (presumably under DePodesta). Bohringer did an interesting interview with BP back in 2008, where he laid out his philosophy of using analytics to supplement traditional scouting.
I love the hire, though it makes me wonder what Randy Bush’s role will be (since he’s sticking around).
The next announcement might be the Cubs purchasing some office space to accomodate all these front office guys that they’re hiring (laughing)