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:

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.


Okay, there’s some good news.

May as well start my own rumors. Victor and Boras check out the market, bring their best offer back to Detroit, and the Tigers sign him. Andrew Miller is picked up as setup/closer-in-waiting/closer. Joba Chamberlain is re-signed but will be a “get a couple of outs” guy.

who plays CF this year, Richradamus?

Once they’ve locked in Victor’s bat, the possibilities for CF open up quite a bit. Easier to go speed/defense there.

Actually, V-Mart isn’t a Boras guy. He’s repped by the Octagon agency (Alan Nero, Scott Pucino).

Duh, I knew that. Thanks Jason. Got Scherzer on the mind. There goes all my cred.

Michael Phelps and King Felix also have Octagon on their side, I believe.

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