Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/17/11
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers finished third in major league executive of the year balloting conducted by The Sporting News and released at the GM meetings in Milwaukee earlier this week, but it says here Towers should have won. No disrespect meant to co-winners David Dombrowski of Detroit and Doug Melvin of Milwaukee, who received 13 votes apiece from the 55 front office personnel polled by the magazine while Towers received nine. All three groomed division winners, but Dombrowski and Melvin were operating in a different stratosphere than Towers. Detroit won 95 games while spending about 106 million on player salaries. Milwaukee won 96 games on a budget of about 83 million. The D-backs won 94 games on a budget of about 56 million, and their 29-game about-face was the largest turnaround in the majors. Those who say money is the root of all evil do not have it. Detroit spent 51 million on four players Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, middle-of-the-order bats Migue...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Polian: I'd have my scouts looking awfully hard at RGIII

Report: Patrick Kane generating significant trade interest

Why Alabama will and won't win the National Championship

Tom Brady: ‘It’s been such an enjoyable offseason’

Andrew Luck: Reggie Wayne is not a traitor

LeBron: You don’t have to win championship to be great team

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

‘Concussion’ director: No compromises made for NFL

Kevin Sumlin: Texas A&M players have 'chip on their shoulder'

WATCH: Elvis Andrus steals home against Padres

Seahawks went on Hawaiian vacation to ease SB tension

Robert Kraft: Deflategate 'most overblown story' in NFL

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker