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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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Detroit Tigers, Farhan Zaidi
San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi talks with a reporter during NLDS workouts. (D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports) /

Detroit Tigers’ new hire Scott Harris has had plenty of great mentors.

The Detroit Tigers got their guy with the hiring of Scott Harris to be the team’s new leader of baseball ops. This is the first time that Harris has held this role, but he has had plenty of leaders along the way who have helped shape Harris to be as awesome as he is.

Scott Harris had the pleasure of working under Jed Hoyer during his time with the Cubs, as was mentioned on the last slide, and Farhan Zaidi during Harris’ tenure as the general manager of the San Francisco Giants.

With both teams that Harris has worked for after his time with the Commissioner’s office, he has worked closely with and learned from two incredible baseball minds. Hoyer and Harris worked together to build a Cubs team that ended their World Series drought.

Zaidi and Harris were working to turn things around with the Giants organization after Zaidi left the Dodgers after helping lay the groundwork for a dynasty with that team. He took the Dodgers to back-to-back World Series appearances in 2017 and 2018, watching them turn around and win a World Series in 2020.

The bottom line is that Zaidi knows how to build a winner, and Harris was able to work with him during his time with the Giants. As noted on his bio on the Giants website, Harris helped build a team that got back on track. The Giants posted the third highest winning percentage in all of baseball through Harris’s first two seasons, with the Giants with a 136-86 record, producing a .613 winning percentage.

Harris has been around some of the best leaders in baseball who have already shown an outpouring of support for the Tigers’ new man in charge. The hope should be that he can come to Detroit and use all of this knowledge garnered to right the ship.

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