The Cubs announced the hiring of Shiraz Rehman as GM Jed Hoyer’s new Assistant. Rehman worked as an intern for the Boston Red Sox in 2005 and he has worked in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization for the past 6 seasons. His most recent position with the DBacks was Director of Player Personnel. Rehman will help on potential player acquisitions and provide scouting, financial and statistical information support for potential trades and player evaluations. Rehman was a 4-year starting shortstop for McGill University and also has his MBA from Columbia Business School. The guy is an athlete and he’s smart – not a bad combo. The Cubs keep adding to the front office, so it will be nice to see some creativity for a change on the north side. I cannot wait to see what this team looks like in 3-5 years – it should be a while new machine by then. Yippee!