Theo Epstein: Cubs' front office should remain intact

PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein doesn’t expect to lose any of his front office personnel to better jobs this offseason despite the team’s success.

"We have a pretty tight-knit group," Epstein said before the Cubs played the Pirates on Tuesday. "This is a great time to be a Chicago Cub, whether you’re in uniform or in the front office."

There will undoubtedly be more overtures for Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod, but he’s already turned down interviews for general manager jobs. The feeling is he wants to see things through in Chicago first.

"I expect us to stay together for a while," Epstein said.

Sometime opportunities don’t come back around, but the consensus is if the Cubs continue to succeed there will be plenty of people calling for McLeod and others in the coming years. As for Epstein, his contract runs through 2016.

"It’s literally not a thought in my mind," he said of an extension. "We’ll probably pick that up when we’re done playing whenever that is. I have no concerns ... We all know this is the beginnings for this organization and we all want to see it through."