Yes Doug Melvin has done some good things as Brewers GM but I think its time for a change. I would like to see Melvin moved upstairs as team president and a new GM brought in who will revamp our scouting department. Here are a few candidates that I have done research on:
Thad Levine, assistant GM. Texas Rangers:
Levine has been the assistant to Jon Daniels for 8 years and in this time the Rangers have been one of the best run organizations in the game. This team drafts well and is very active in Latin America and Levine has been very involved in the day to day operations. The Rangers are always making decisions that are not only good for today but for the future. Unlike the Angels who have consistently traded top prospects such as Jean Segura, Patrick Corbin, and Tyler Skaggs for short term solutions the Rangers are always making moves that are good for more than one or two years. Levine has seen firsthand what it takes to run a consistent winner and he has had a big hand in that success.
David Forst, assistant GM, Oakland A's:
Forst has been with the A's for 10 years and he has been assistant GM for 6. Forst has learned working with Billy Beane how to compete with a limited payroll. With a strong sabermetric background this might be the type of GM that the owner is looking for if reports are true about that database that the owners friends son is putting together.
Jason McLeod, Cubs VP of scouting and player development:
This is a guy that is either number 1 or 1A along with Thad Levine. McLeod ran the drafts in San Diego under Jed Hoyer and came with Hoyer to Chicago when Epstein was hired. The Padres currently have one of the best farm systems in baseball and that was due to strong drafts under McLeod. Since being hired by the Cubs he has done a fantastic job as the Cubs system is now considered to be one of the best in the game. McLeod has shown himself to be a fantastic evaluator of talent but he has no place to move in the Cubs organization as both Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are very young. McLeod would help the Brewers in two ways; he would bring a scouting background and would certainly revamp the Brewers scouting department and hiring him would help weaken a division rival.