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Another Front Office Addition

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Another Front Office Addition

Postby Tim » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:35 pm

Official Press Release wrote:CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named Scott Harris as the club’s new Director of Baseball Operations.

Harris, 25, joins the Cubs after spending the last two years with Major League Baseball as the league’s Coordinator of Major League Operations. With Major League Baseball, Harris provided transaction support and analysis to all clubs and helped manage procedural operations within the league office.

Prior to joining Major League Baseball, Harris interned for the Cincinnati Reds (2010) and Washington Nationals (2008).

A native of Redwood City, Calif., Harris is a 2009 graduate of UCLA and was attending Columbia Business School while working at Major League Baseball.

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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Sammy's Boombox » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:05 pm

I wish I was a genius so I could work towards having a position like this at 25 years old.
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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Tim » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:07 pm

Sammy's Boombox wrote:I wish I was a genius so I could work towards having a position like this at 25 years old.

I wish I could have had a position like this 20 years ago.

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Postby yanrslatr » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:12 pm

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Postby The Logan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:32 pm

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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby David » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:34 pm

Maybe they just hired him so they wouldn't have to learn a new name.

The Director of Baseball Operations – formerly Scott Nelson – wears a variety of hats, including the administrative portion of managing the 40-man roster (like, making sure all of the rules are followed properly), as well as handling other administrative tasks throughout the organization. I get the sense that it tends to be a lower-level front office position (as in, lower than a GM or an Assistant GM), but one that is definitely a part of the front office, if that makes sense. It seems to be a variable position, depending on how the guys at the top want to use your skills.

The position, it seems, is often filled by a young up-and-comer, at least if Theo Epstein’s experience is any guide – before taking over the Red Sox, Epstein made his bones as the Director of Baseball Operations for San Diego under Larry Lucchino.


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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Old Style » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:41 pm

Damn, 25?
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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby David » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:43 pm

Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


Our President was a GM at 28. Same with Jon Daniels... Just a little perspective.
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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Old Style » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:49 pm

David wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


Our President was a GM at 28. Same with Jon Daniels... Just a little perspective.

Obama was a GM at 28? Wow, I had no idea.
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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby David » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:50 pm

Old Style wrote:
David wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


Our President was a GM at 28. Same with Jon Daniels... Just a little perspective.

Obama was a GM at 28? Wow, I had no idea.


Was fully aware that joke was coming.
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Postby rocket » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:55 pm

Old Style wrote:
David wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


Our President was a GM at 28. Same with Jon Daniels... Just a little perspective.

Obama was a GM at 28? Wow, I had no idea.


i haven't seen a birth certificate to prove otherwise
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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Backtobanks » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:09 am

Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Tim » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:38 am

Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

... and you wonder why people get tired of this kind of post.

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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby David » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:54 am

I wanted to say it, but I didn't want to start another thing.
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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby biittner77 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:32 am

rocket wrote:
Old Style wrote:
David wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


Our President was a GM at 28. Same with Jon Daniels... Just a little perspective.

Obama was a GM at 28? Wow, I had no idea.


i haven't seen a birth certificate to prove otherwise


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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:34 am

Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

I'd rather have 2 guys under 25, one of which is a top 5 player at his position (Castro) and another could well be a top 10 at his position after the year (Rizzo).
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Postby illiniguy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:39 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

I'd rather have 2 guys under 25, one of which is a top 5 player at his position (Castro) and another could well be a top 10 at his position after the year (Rizzo).

No way will the cubs ever make that happen though.
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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Backtobanks » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:47 pm

Tim wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

... and you wonder why people get tired of this kind of post.


I guess you read something in this post that certainly wasn't there.

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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby illiniguy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:52 pm

Backtobanks wrote:
Tim wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

... and you wonder why people get tired of this kind of post.


I guess you read something in this post that certainly wasn't there.

Because you haven't been taking shots whenever you can at the current regime?
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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby biittner77 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:53 pm

illiniguy wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

I'd rather have 2 guys under 25, one of which is a top 5 player at his position (Castro) and another could well be a top 10 at his position after the year (Rizzo).

No way will the cubs ever make that happen though.


Not with the current management team
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Postby XZero77 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:56 pm

illiniguy wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Tim wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

... and you wonder why people get tired of this kind of post.


I guess you read something in this post that certainly wasn't there.

Because you haven't been taking shots whenever you can at the current regime?


He's just a repeat victim of selective (mis)interpretation.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:02 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

I'd rather have 2 guys under 25, one of which is a top 5 player at his position (Castro) and another could well be a top 10 at his position after the year (Rizzo).


it's a good thing Hendry's people brought us Castro and the guy who was traded for Rizzo then

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Postby yanrslatr » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:09 pm

Backtobanks wrote:
Tim wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Old Style wrote:Damn, 25?


I wish we could find a talented 25 year old to put on the field.

... and you wonder why people get tired of this kind of post.


I guess you read something in this post that certainly wasn't there.


How many threads are you going to spiral out of control before you realize it's not everyone else that's the problem?

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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Backtobanks » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:22 pm

I guess some of you will find all kinds of hidden messages in a simple sentence. It wasn't a knock on the FO, and I'm totally aware of the fact that we have Rizzo and Castro. It was a wish to add another young talented player to the core players.

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Re: Another Front Office Addition

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:27 pm

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