Detroit — The Tigers’ new leader seems bright and earnest and forward-thinking. He’s young but experienced. He understands the scope of the task and clearly isn’t intimidated by it.
In philosophy and demeanor, Scott Harris is precisely what the Tigers needed. In reality, we’ll see, as always. He’s only 35 and hasn’t been fully in charge of a major-league team. But his reputation precedes him, and he fits the vision of the savvy, low-key executive that Chris Ilitch craves. It’s no coincidence Ilitch sought advice from Steve Yzerman and AJ Hinch, among many others, before hiring Harris as Tigers president of baseball operations.