Report: Detroit Tigers part ways with assistant GM David Chadd
Longtime front office executive David Chadd is no longer with the Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers front office shakeup continued on Monday, as it has agreed to mutually part ways with assistant GM David Chadd, according to multiple reports.
According to reports, the organization initially planned to have Chadd take a different role in the organization. Instead, they mututally agreed to part ways to allow Chadd to pursue other opportunities.
Scott Harris has been very busy since taking over as Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations. He fired amateur scouting director Scott Pleis on Oct. 8, and he also made some changes to the medical staff earlier today. He has set this organization ablaze.
Chadd had been with the Tigers since 2005, being named amateur scouting director in 2010, then being promoted to assistant GM in 2015. He esstentially served as Al Avila’s right-hand man.
The Tigers drafts with Chadd and Pleis at the helm were—less than ideal. They both played a huge role in Al Avila’s poor drafting acumen.
This move has been a long time coming. Chadd was part of a regime that flopped hard. The drafts that he was partially responsible for were bad, and a huge reason why the Detroit Tigers have been so bad for so long. This was a much-needed move.
There may be even more moves to come. Scott Harris will surely want his own people to help him build what he wants to build in Detroit. As for right now, Sam Menzin and Jay Sartori still remain as assistant GMs.
But Harris has still yet to hire a general manager. There were two rumored names in the search last week, but that’s all the news we’ve gotten on that front.
You can bet that when he does hire a GM, Motor City Bengals will be here with reaction and breakdowns.