Detroit Tigers: 6 things you missed from Scott Harris’ GM Meetings presser

Nov 8, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris answers questions to the media during the MLB GM Meetings at The Conrad Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris answers questions to the media during the MLB GM Meetings at The Conrad Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 8, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris answers questions to the media during the MLB GM Meetings at The Conrad Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports /

Scott Harris is willing to do anything to improve the roster—including trading prospects

Here’s one thing that was quite refreshing. Scott Harris said he is open to anything in regards to improving the roster—even if it means trading away prospects.

This is so nice to hear. No longer will the Detroit Tigers solely rely on free agents or in-house options to improve the roster. Scott Harris is here to do big boy things.

No more tanking. No more planning on being bad for 3-5 years. Harris wants to get better, and only wants to get better. This front office will finally start operating like a modern baseball front office.

The thing to look forward to the most with Harris is sneaky good moves that seem odd on paper. but end up paying dividends in the long run. An example would be this past August when the Giants acquired J.D. Davis and prospects from the Mets in exchange for Darin Ruf. In 207 plate appearance with the Mets, Davis had a wRC+ of 102. In 158 plate appearances with the Giants, that number jumped to 142. Hopefully we can see more shrewd moves like that from the Tigers going forward.