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Tigers Scott Harris rents front desks ‘shocked’ around baseball



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The Detroit Tigers made a surprise hiring, and they named Scott Harris, the former general manager of the Giants, as head of baseball operations.

Harris is an excellent rental for Chris Illich & Co., as the Tigers are in the midst of what can only be described as a disappointing season. Detroit was expected To take the leap this year under AJ Hinch, removing just one season from the 77-win campaign, and adding off-season talent.

2022 was not as expected, and as a result, the door was offered to Avila. The Tigers needed a strong replacement, and they got one at Harris. Front offices were surprised about baseball—not because Harris was unqualified—but he left the Bay Area to take on an unexpected baseball challenge as the Tigers.

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The Tigers achieve a surprise with the hire of Scott Harris

Harris’ hire came from left field, to both the audience and people around the baseball game. “Shock” is how one front office official described his reaction to the news. But it continues to rise rapidly for Harris, 34, who has worked alongside Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Farhan Zaidi in recent years.

Harris was tasked with rebuilding the Tigers’ roster and farm system that had been constantly cumbersome under former GM Al Avila. He will also work with manager AJ Hinch in facilitating that plan, giving the Tigers their most exciting tandem in the team’s recent history.

Replacing Harris would be a challenge for the Giants – they loved him – but the job is highly sought after in baseball circles. They should have no problem filling the role that works alongside the Zaidi. They didn’t expect to have to replace Harris, especially just three years after he was hired away from the Chicago Cubs.

Detroit needed a big makeover, especially after the 2021 season. With Harris two months ahead of the winter meetings, the Tigers are well ahead of the schedule.