Detroit Tigers: 3 things Scott Harris has actually done right so far

Scott Harris has been far from perfect, but there are still some things to be encouraged about.
Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches the action during spring
Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches the action during spring / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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2. He's further modernized the organization

All these guys have huge analytical backgrounds. Al Avila started this, but Harris — and to a lesser extent, A.J. Hinch — have finished the job.

The Tigers were stuck in the dinosaur ages for years. Dombrowski ignored analytics for years and just threw money at stars. He still does this with the Phillies, and they made the World Series last year.

Anyway, Harris and his crew have really modernized the Tigers. Like it or not, this is the direction baseball has been going. The Tigers may be late to the party on this, but better late than never.

The Dodgers, Rays, Orioles, Astros, Braves, you name it — any team that is successful is using analytics. I have seen some somewhat valid concerns that the organization is leaning too heavily into analytics, but I don't think we're there yet. Let's see what the front office does this offseason.