First-timer: Giants name Harris as GM

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The San Francisco Giants have named Scott Harris as the team’s new General Manager. Bobby Evans was the team’s last GM in 2018. 

This is his first opportunity to be a GM. Harries comes to the Giants after serving as the Chicago Cubs Assistant GM. 

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“We’re thrilled to be able to bring in an executive of Scott’s caliber to help lead our Baseball Operations group,” Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi said. “The combination of his breadth of experience, contributions towards building a championship-winning perennial contender in Chicago, and his Bay Area roots made him an ideal fit for our General Manager position and I’m looking forward to executing our vision together.”

He spent seven seasons with the Cubs. Harris joined the Cubs as their Director of Baseball Operations. Then worked his way up to the aforementioned Assistant General Manager role.

“I am so appreciative and honored to join the San Francisco Giants, a stories franchise with a loyal, passionate and deserving fan base,” Harris said. “I’m humbled by the opportunity to help bring the next World Championship to Giants fans and to San Francisco, a city that has always held a special place in my heart. I’m excited to get to work with Farhan, our baseball operations staff, and the rest of the Giants family.”

One of the biggest decisions that Harris has to make is a new manager. Bruce Bochy retired following the 2019 season. 

Harris is just the ninth GM in franchise history. Besides Evans, Brian Sabean served in the role from 1996 through 2014. Bob Quinn also served in the role from 1993 through 1996. 

Al Rosen worked for the team as GM from 1985 through 1992. Tom Haller was GM from 1981 through 1985. 

Spec Richardson was team’s GM from 1976 through 1980. Horace Stoneham worked on the role from 1970 through 1975. 

Chub Feeney was the first GM in team history. He worked in the role from 1947 though 1969. 

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