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SF Giants: Possible candidates to replace GM Scott Harris

By Evan Webeck

Ever since Farhan Zaidi hired Scott Harris in 2019, followed shortly thereafter by Gabe Kapler, the three baseball men have been seen as sort of a triumvirate atop the San Francisco Giants braintrust. A collaborative effort between the manager, the general manager and the president of baseball operations.

One of those three heads — a bright, young, well-regarded one — was lost this week.

Harris, 35, a native of Redwood City, was introduced Tuesday as the new top man in Detroit.

“I made a really tough decision to leave San Francisco, but I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity,” Harris said in his introductory news conference, thanking Giants chairman Greg Johnson, vice chairman Rob Dean, president Larry Baer, Zaidi and Kapler, “and the entire Giants organization. That is an incredible organization. They have supported me and trusted me throughout my time there and I feel very lucky to have been a part of that organization.

“I also want to thank them for allowing me to pursue this opportunity.”

For Harris, long considered a rising star, the move is a promotion and one of 30 opportunities to lead a major-league team’s baseball operations. Zaidi made the same jump when he came over from the Dodgers.

The job, Harris said, “was too good to pass on.”

For the Giants, they now have a gaping hole to fill in their front office while staring down a pivotal offseason.

A sampling of the positive reactions around the game included Giants director of pitching Brian Bannister and former hitting coach Donnie Ecker, who was hired away last offseason to become the Rangers’ bench coach.

Source: Paradise Post