Detroit Tigers fans should expect to have a general manager in 2023.
Detroit Tigers fans should be excited about the direction the team’s front office is moving. President of Baseball Operations Scott Harris continues to try and push this team in the right direction and execute on his three pillars.
While it will take time to see those things through, Harris is getting the wheels moving on these things. The Detroit Tigers’ latest move was adding Rob Metzler, as was announced on Tuesday. It’s another good sign of Harris continuing to right the ship.
Harris addressed the media and offered some insight into the direction he plans on pursuing moving forward. The big thing that stuck out from his comments was that the Tigers intend to have a general manager with the team moving forward.
The search for the team’s next general manager has not quite begun, but Harris will continue building out the Tigers’ revamped front office. He came to Detroit and immediately started gathering deeper insight as to what was going right and things that needed to be improved.
Some of those things are more obvious than others, but Harris is using the opportunity to hire new staff to bring in personnel who helps bring benefit to the organization. Being able to alleviate some of those needs and create a new Tigers brand of baseball is a good thing.
The Tigers have a long offseason ahead, but they will find a new general manager to continue helping Harris start moving this team in the right direction. Harris will take his time as he starts to weigh general manager options, but the news will come eventually.
Even without a timeline, Harris can keep moving forward with the offseason and begin the pursuit as he continues to build the staff. He can involve more people in the interview process and be able to hopefully help find someone who brings an innovative approach and progressive mindset.
The goal should be for the Tigers to continue changing the narrative about the Tigers brand. Again, something that will take time to accomplish. Building the front office with executives who have an innovative mindset will help them get that in motion.
Harris needs to find a general manager who will help him make the most informed decisions and put the best talent on the field at the big-league level while also ensuring the farm system is not bone dry with little hope on the way.
It will be a long winter, but that’s not the worst thing in the world.