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Detroit Tigers: 3 reasons to be excited about the Scott Harris hiring

Tyler Kotila
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 12: A general view of Comerica Park during the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 12, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 6-0. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 12: A general view of Comerica Park during the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 12, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 6-0. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Manager Gabe Kapler (L)of the San Francisco Giants speaks with general manager Scott Harris before a scheduled baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 11, 2020, in San Diego, California. The game has been postponed after a member of the San Francisco Giants was tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /

Crain’s Chicago liked Detroit Tigers’ Scott Harris way back in 2013.

Back in 2013, Crain’s Chicago Business nominated Scott Harris for their Top-20s in their 20s feature. Harris was deemed to be a future front office leader. At the time, he was working for the Chicago Cubs front office as the leader of the team’s baseball operations department.

After all, the Chicago Cubs were on the upward swing in 2013, turning a corner and capturing a World Series victory in 2016, ending their 108-year drought. Harris put in work and was able to help build this Cubs team that took home a World Series, serving under Jed Hoyer’s leadership at the time.

Harris would get promoted to the assistant general manager role to move up with the organization. He helped them build a winning team in Chicago, and the Crain nomination spoke to him being able to get this done.

He’s been a hard worker since he began his career in the big leagues, and in Crain’s piece, they quoted Roy Krasik, MLB’s senior director of major league operations, who was Harris’ boss with the Commissioner’s office.

Here’s what Krasik had to say in the Crain piece.

"“He’s well-rounded when it comes to knowledge of the game…. He grasps all the rules and minutiae that go along with it.” – Roy Krasnik (from Crain’s 20 In Their 20s)"

While this nomination did not mean a ton, it speaks to Harris being able to find success along his way through the big leagues everywhere he stops. The Tigers need to be excited about what Harris offers after seeing and hearing what he did with the Cubs organization.

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