We aren’t even yet to the offseason and one of the highest-profile front office openings has already been filled.
The Detroit Tigers have a new president, and it’s a familiar name:
You may recall that Scott Harris got his start in the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer front office days with the Cubs. He rapidly ascended to an AGM role, was poached by the Giants to be their GM under Farhan Zaidi, and now he quickly gets his own presidency. Good for him.
Where one door closes, another opens: now the Giants will be in the market for a new General Manager. It could be that they promote from within, but it tends to be the case that these moments present an opportunity to find the hot-shottiest AGM and hire them, a la the Cubs and Carter Hawkins. (Just keep your hands off Craig Breslow, please and thanks.)
Meanwhile, the front office tree now extends into Detroit, so if you want to start eyeballing some early trades over there as they try to sort out their mess, it’s pretty likely that at least some conversations will happen between Hoyer and Harris.