The Detroit Tigers held their introductory press conference for new GM Jeff Greenberg today. We didn't really learn a whole lot, but one thing we did learn about is what Greenberg's role will be.
Harris described the role of both him and Greenberg to be a "true partnership." It sure sounds like Harris and Greenberg will be working closely together moving forward.
They weren't super specific on how Greenberg would help Harris out, but I think we have a general idea.
Here's what Harris had to say about how he and Greenberg will work together:
"When I was in San Francisco, Farhan (Zaidi) and I treated it as a true partnership. Jeff and I watched Theo (Epstein) and Jed (Hoyer) in Chicago treat it as a true partnership and I think we share the belief that two minds are better than one on the most complex issues that are facing the Tigers; and I think we're here to just roll our sleeves up and work on everything together. Because we feel like that's going to put the Tigers in the best decision environment to make the right decisions as opposed to the sort of divide and conquer approach. So we're gonna treat it as a partnership, we talked a lot about it during the interview, and that's how we're gonna attack it. "- Scott Harris
Here's what Greenberg had to say:
"That was, for me, one of the reasons why this opportunity was so unique and compelling. Having that relationship with Scott — we worked together in Chicago for over seven years. We have that relationship where we're not afraid to push each other to challenge each other to think differently."- Jeff Greenberg
Both Harris and Greenberg made it a point to say that they often disagree and will debate each other on things. They clearly don't want people to think this was just a buddy hiring one of his buddies. We'll see if that actually ends up being true or not.
More to come from the press conference.