Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi checked off one of the biggest items on his offseason to-do list Sunday.
San Francisco hired Scott Harris to be its new general manager. Harris had been the Chicago Cubs' assistant GM since 2018, after joining the organization in 2012 as director of baseball operations.
Giants make it official, Scott Harris will be their new General Manager. They’re getting close to a manager hire, too.— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) November 10, 2019
"I am so appreciative and honored to join the San Francisco Giants, a storied franchise with a loyal, passionate and deserving fan base," Harris, a Redwood City native, said in a statement released by the Giants.
Before joining the Cubs, Harris spent two years as MLB's coordinator of major league operations. Harris completed his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management in 2015, and graduated from UCLA in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in economics.
"We're thrilled to be able to bring in an executive of Scott's caliber to help lead our baseball operations group,” Zaidi said in the team-issued statement. "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."
Harris will be formally introduced Monday at Oracle Park, and he'll most likely represent the Giants at the MLB GM meetings, which run Monday through Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Harris' hiring leaves one other major offseason decision on Zaidi's plate. He has yet to hire a replacement for departed manager Bruce Bochy, although he's down to three finalists.