Cubs front office promotions include
Oneri Fleita and Mark O'Neal.
FLEITA WAS: director of player development and Latin American operations
NOW IS: vice president of player personnel
It's a new title, so what becomes of Oneri's old position? Is this a cost cutting move (24 fewer letters on his business card)?
O'NEAL WAS: head athletic trainer
NOW IS: director, athletic training
I think it lets Mark O'Neal take care of the entire body now instead of only things above the neck (he was getting tired of working on Z punching people in the noggin). My congratulations to Mark O'Neal. Keeping the team healthy makes my life on TCR that much easier!
CARL RICE WAS: director of information systems and special projects
NOW IS: senior director of information systems and special projects
Looks like our Cub computer whiz is either a year older so he got the elder statesman title or he took a course in Spanish, so now they get to call him señor.
JAY BLUNK WAS: director of sales and marketing
NOW IS: vice president of marketing and broadcasting
The promotion includes getting a key to the executive washroom. His first action will be to get rid of the remaining Andy McPhail monogrammed hand towels.