Dodgers News: Tigers Go Different Direction in Front Office Exec Hunt
The Tigers have hired a new President of Baseball Operations, and it’s good news for Dodgers fans.
Despite considering Dodgers’ Senior Vice President of Baseball Ops Josh Brynes for the position, the Tigers elected to go a different route. Detroit hired Scott Harris to fill the role, poaching him from his previous role as the General Manager of the San Francisco Giants.
A new chapter of Tigers baseball is just beginning.
Today, the Tigers have named Scott Harris the club’s President of Baseball Operations. pic.twitter.com/HWn9J51PMA
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 19, 2022
So not only do the Dodgers get to keep Byrnes — they also got to watch a rival lose their GM, a guy who has been with the team since 2019.
Byrnes, who has been with the Dodgers since 2014, was said to be a top candidate for the Tigers’ opening.
Sources: Josh Byrnes is among the top candidates currently under consideration by team ownership to lead the #Tigers baseball operations department.
Credit to @Lynn_Henning for mentioning Byrnes in his recent @detroitnews report on the search. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 7, 2022
But instead, he’ll remain with the team that he has helped lead for the last eight seasons.
Byrnes has been a supervisor to the scouting and player development department for L.A., something they have excelled at over the last decade or so.
Byrnes will definitely be a top candidate for any future openings, but for now, Dodger fans can take a sigh of relief knowing he is still a member of the team.