Found April 18, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has been a MLB executive for 16 years.  As the San Diego Padres GM, Towers oversaw four division champions and a trip to the World Series. During his first two years in Arizona, the D-Backs won a surprising division title after losing 97 games the previous season.  Some might take issue with this, but it seems safe to say that Towers is rather darn good at his occupation. Guys generally don't stick around for 16 years in a job if they're terrible at it. Yet despite Towers' impressive résumé, could he end up being defined as the general manager that traded Justin Upton while he was on the verge of becoming a major league superstar?  Three weeks into the 2013 season, this transaction isn't looking so good for Towers and the Diamondbacks. Upton leads MLB with eight home runs and .852 slugging percentage. His 1.245 OPS is tops in the National League. He's a significant reason for the Atlanta Braves...
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