With the general manager meetings starting on Monday, the San Francisco Giants announced the hiring of Scott Harris as their new General Manager. Harris will work directly under President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi.
Zaidi said in a statement regarding the hire of Harris, “we’re thrilled to be able to bring an executive of Scott’s caliber to help lead our baseball operations group. The combination of his breadth experience, contributions toward building a championship-winning perennial contender in Chicago, and his Bay Area roots made him an ideal fit for our general manager position.”
Harris spent seven years with the Chicago Cubs organization and was the assistant general manager last season. He was part of the Cubs World Series championship team in 2016. The Cubs hired him 2012 at the age of 24 as director of baseball operations.
Harris will be the 10th GM in San Francisco Giants’ history. He will replace Bobby Evans, who was the Giants GM from 2015 to 2018.
In a statement, Harris said this about his opportunity with the Giants, “I am appreciative and honored to join the San Francisco Giants, a storied franchise with a loyal, passionate fan base. I’m humbled by the opportunity to help bring the next World Series Championship to the Giants fan and to San Francisco, a city that has held a special place in my heart. Im excited to get to work with Farhan, our baseball operations staff, and the rest of the Giants family.”
With the Giants hiring a GM, it now time for then to find their manager. Former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, Rays bench coach Matt Quartaro, and Astros bench coach Joe Espada are all candidates. The Giants manager choice could be announced as soon as this week. Harris sat in interviews for the Cubs manager search while he was there a couple of weeks ago. The Cubs interviewed Espada and Kapler, so Harris as some knowledge on them. It will be interesting to see what the Giants do with their managerial search.