It is hard to really evaluate the Detroit Tigers' front office at this point. Scott Harris was only hired less than a year ago and while Harris has made some impactful decisions for the Tigers already (for better or worse), most of them won't bear fruit for a while. He inherited most of this Tigers' roster and minor league crop and given that they are in the middle of rebuilding/retooling, it is hard to give too much credit or blame just yet.
A better way to look at things for now is to see the kinds of moves and decisions that the Tigers front office is making and compare them to what is happening around the rest of the division. It won't necessarily help predict how some of these long-term moves will play out, but it can give us a better sense of the types of opportunities that may be being missed and the mistakes they are avoiding.
Ranking the American League Central's front offices by competence
Ranking front offices can be done a lot of ways, but these rankings are going to be purely subjective. A huge deep dive into data and projecting value added versus value lost could be fun, but can also lead to cherry-picking data which is less than great. Also, information is very incomplete with this sort of thing as we don't know exactly what is going on behind the scenes and what directives these front offices may be operating under. In short, these rankings are a quick glance and are very fluid as things can change quite quickly. No one should take them as gospel.
Anyways, enough of the caveats. Let's take a crack at ranking the AL Central's front office.