Detroit Tigers news: Scott Harris to serve as new president of baseball ops
Detroit Tigers hire Scott Harris as president of baseball operations.
The Detroit Tigers have officially hired a replacement for Al Avila. News recently broke on Twitter, from Jeff Passan, that the Tigers got their guy. According to reports, the Detroit Tigers have gone out and hired Scott Harris to serve as their team’s baseball operations president.
This move gives the Detroit Tigers some direction moving forward and will allow Harris to preside over the organization before the offseason truly hits so he can be prepared to get everything in order ahead of 2023.
Harris is in his mid-30s and has been in baseball since taking internships with the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals before 2010, when he took a position with the Commissioner’s office. Since then, he got back in with organizations and has started his ascent.
He was with the Chicago Cubs as Jed Hoyer’s right-hand man. He ran the baseball operations there from 2012 to 2017 before getting promoted to the Assistant GM role. He helped build a Cubs team that would go on to capture a 2016 World Series, ending the Cubs’ long drought.
After that, Harris latched on with the San Francisco Giants during the offseason ahead of the 2020 season. He has served as the team’s general manager since that time. He’s been helping the Giants turn things around and now will come to Detroit, looking to do the same.
Today marks a new era for the Detroit Tigers.
The move to bring Harris into the front office will allow the Tigers to turn a page after firing Avila earlier this summer. They can shift their focus and begin taking the team in a new direction. With a fresh mind coming in to take over the baseball operations, the team can start patching up the rebuild.
The Tigers should be able to balance the opinions of Harris, A.J. Hinch, and current assistant general managers Sam Menzin, Jay Sartori, and David Chadd to start moving in the right direction. While there will likely be a flurry of personnel changes that begin, hiring Harris is the first move in the right direction.
Harris has a lot to like. The first glance makes it feel like the team is going to shift their focus and begin moving in the right direction. He departs the Giants organization after winning games and getting them on track.
There seem to be excited about the Harris hiring. This is a big move for the Tigers, altering their future with this move.