From the Wire … Scott Harris Named Cubs Director of Baseball Operations

The Cubs announced Thursday they hired Scott Harris as the team’s new Director of Baseball Operations. The 25-year old Harris has spent the last two years with the MLB front office as the league’s Coordinator of Major League Operations. Harris was an intern for the Reds (2010) and Nationals (2008) prior to taken the position with Major League Baseball.

Scott Harris’ duties as Baseball Operations Director include procedural aspects of things such as contract details and arbitration cases.

Harris graduated from UCLA in 2009 and was attending Columbia Business School while working at MLB.

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  • Cubs4ever

    Is this the kid from the money ball movie? Lol

  • Coolpdxcubsfan

    Maybe he can play 3B and hit the gaps.

    • Rational Logic

      At this rate, I’m awaiting my letter in the mail congratulating me on my newly established position with The Chicago Cubs.

      When do diminishing marginal returns set in, seriously? Too many cooks in the kitchen. Whatever brings us a Title, I’m down with.

  • paulcatanese

    This is probably the first time in Baseball history that the changes
    in the FO equals the changes with the roster:)

    • Ripsnorter1

      I’ve watched the Bears for years, and I can tell you that what they do when they don’t have the players, (and the Bears never have the players because they do not have the ability to evaluate talent accurately) is advertise their coaching staff. “Hey, we hired Mike Tice. He just got fired in MN, but don’t let that stop you from admiring this hiring. No doubt Mike will be the catalyst to send us streaking to the Super Bowl” …..”Hey Bears fan, look at us, we just snagged Detroit’s most recent firing when we hired Rod Marinelli. Just because he couldn’t draft or coach in Detroit doesn’t mean he won’t be the big difference in our Super Bowl push. He’s our defensive coordinator, (not really, Lovie is, but he’s a nice figure head), and no doubt our defense will soar to new heights due to his tutelage …..etc, etc, etc.”

      The Bears haven’t yet sunk to advertising their food vendors and ushers, as the Cubs’ used to promote their Andy Frain ushers. LOL

  • Richard Hood

    At what point be we become too Bureaucratic? When we have 5 different guys that have to get input from before you an stamp it done it doesn’t seem very efficient.

    The kid seems like a smart guy though.

  • Ripsnorter1

    Do you mean, when we have to have 5 different guys to apply a single postage stamp on an envelope?

    That’s what I thought you meant.

  • Raymond Robert Koenig

    The new FO is trying to get into the 21st century.

  • paulcatanese

    Dempster seeking a three year deal? Wow, someone thinks highly of themself.
    His goatee will be snow white in two years.

  • Rational Logic

    Hendry would have been all over that.

  • calicub

    Hendry would have given him 6 yrs $115 MM last offseason to retain his ‘ace’

  • Ripsnorter1

    After last century’s losing streak, yeah, it seems like a good idea. And like the Cubs of old–ie, slow to adapt to the changing times–they are only 14 years behind in leaving the last century. LOL