Now is the time for Scott Harris to prove himself
The Detroit Tigers have sustained injuried to their two best players in Eduardo Rodriguez and Riley Greene in a 24-hour span. The team is now significantly worse as it stands, but it doesn't have to be that way.
The Tigers could use another outfielder now with Greene injured. They acquired Jake Marisnick from the White Sox yesterday, which should help, but they could still use another one. They can't have two (or potentially all three) of Eric Haase, Zack Short, and Zach McKinstry in the outfield. Defensively, that is just an awful trio.
They also desparately need another starting pitcher or two. A rotation of Lorenzen, Boyd, Faedo, Wentz, and Reese Olson is just not good. Lorenzen is probably their ace now.
These are dire times for the Detroit Tigers. It's time to sink or swim. If they want it to be the latter, they need to make some moves.
Scott Harris needs to get on the phone. His greatest strength is supposedly finding value that other teams don't see. We've already seen that with McKinstry and Lorenzen. He needs to work his magic again.
He loves to work the waiver wire. See what's out there. If there's anyone he feels like could help the Tigers, put a claim in. Or, he could look at what he has within the organization.
Call up some prospects. Parker Meadows hasn't hit very well so far this year, so he may not be ready. But he might have to be ready. They've already taken that same approach with Olson, might as well do it with others.
Harris is supposed to be a smart and savvy baseball executive. We haven't seen too much of that side of him early on in his tenure. Now it's time to put his big boy pants on.
This a great opportunity for Harris to prove himself. If he can find a couple decent players that help the Tigers stay above water, it could make a whole world of difference.