A key member of the Chicago Cubs’ front office is taking his talents to the West Coast, as Scott Harris has reportedly been hired as the new general manager of the San Francisco Giants.
Harris, who was promoted to assistant G.M. with the Cubs prior to the 2018 season, will take over a San Francisco organization that is looking for a serious overhaul after missing the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan was the first to report Harris’ hiring by the Giants.
Harris spent a total of seven seasons with the Cubs. He joined the team’s front office in 2012 in the baseball operations department, and was promoted to assistant general manager prior to the 2018 season. He was looked at as a potential G.M. candidate on several occasions, and last week The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that the Giants were interested in his services.
For now, Harris and Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi will focus on trying to rebuild a team that has struggled since winning three World Series titles in six seasons between 2010 and 2014. The Giants have made several high profile free agency moves that have not panned out, and the team has renewed its focus on developing homegrown talent in recent years.