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Tigers tab ex-Chicago exec Greenberg as new GM

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The Detroit Tigers hired Jeff Greenberg as their new general manager Thursday, filling out their front office a year after Scott Harris joined the team as president of baseball operations.

Greenberg spent the last two seasons as associate general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks, who he joined after a decade with the Chicago Cubs. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Greenberg earned the reputation in the Cubs organization for intelligent and detail-oriented work, and in 2021, as an assistant GM, spent much of the year doing similar duties to that of a GM.

At 71-81, the Tigers look to be on the upswing, with strong years from a core of young players — outfielders Riley Greene and Kerry Carpenter, plus first baseman Spencer Torkelson — and promising performances from pitchers Tarik Skubal, Matt Manning and Reese Olson. Colt Keith, one of the best hitting prospects in baseball, should arrive next season as well.

With the retirement of Miguel Cabrera and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez potentially opting out of the final three years of his contract, the only money the Tigers have on the books in 2024 and beyond is the $98 million owed to shortstop Javier Baez through 2027. In the American League Central, the worst division in baseball, one good offseason can change the trajectory of an organization.

Greenberg’s influence in the Tigers organization is expected to run the gamut. With the Blackhawks, Greenberg built the foundation for one of the strongest analytics departments in the NHL, which now has more than 10 staffers and will continue to implement the systems Greenberg put in place.

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