Pro scouting director Scott Bream remains with Tigers
Just when it looked like the Tigers were going to have a rare front-office defection, Scott Bream is staying with the Tigers. A Tigers source confirmed that Bream remains the director of pro scouting, confirming a tweet from Scott Miller earlier Wednesday morning:
Sources: Scott Bream staying w/Tigers as director of pro scouting. Dodgers had received permission to speak with him about front office job
— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) November 12, 2014
As noted in the previous post, the Dodgers had been targeting Bream to oversee their pro scouting department, though probably for a promotion beyond that. This seems to fall into the “nothing finalized” portion. The two sides were supposedly close, according to an industry source, but did not reach an agreement.
This would not be the first time Dave Dombrowski has kept his front office intact after interest from other clubs. Al Avila has interviewed for GM jobs over the years but stayed put. In other cases, the Tigers received requests from other club to interview him but he never did, either because they weren’t granted or he wasn’t interested.
Bream has been the Tigers’ pro scouting director since returning to Detroit from the Padres in the fall of 2012. His time with the Tigers, however, goes back to the late 90s, when he went from a 27-year-old Double-A infielder to an advance scout under then-GM Randy Smith. He remained with the team under Dombrowski as a Major League scout until he went to San Diego as a special assistant in 2010.