KEVIN TOWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP
With the promotion of Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius (full name Mariekson Julius Gregorius), one of the best names in the minors has made it to the majors. Gregorius (formerly on the Reds) was a part of a 3-team trade this past offseason that sent Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds and Trevor Bauer to the Indians. Coming into the season Gregorius was ranked 80th overall in Baseball America’s...
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...
“Personally, I like contact hitters. I like guys that have good pitch recognition. Strikeouts are part of the game, but if you have four or five or six guys in your lineup, it’s hard to sustain any sort of rally.” Those were among Kevin Towers’s first official words as Arizona’s general manager. His actions have, more or less, backed up the philosophy espoused therein....
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told
reporters, including Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, that he is not going to accept
less of a trade package for outfielder Justin Upton after the young slugger
rejected a trade from the Seattle Mariners. Towers added that he’s in “no hurry”
to trade Upton.
"I'm not taking less," Towers said here in a...
Kevin Towers is smarter than the so-called experts. That isn’t meant sarcastically. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ GM knows what he’s doing, and has both the background and track record to prove it. Skeptics panning his recent moves don’t have his 16 years of experience as a big-league general manager, nor have they been a minor-league pitching coach or scouting director.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Justin Upton might have been the most discussed Diamondback on the internet and in the winding Opryland hotel hallways as the winter meetings officially opened Monday, but he was not the most popular D-back in trade discussions, general manager Kevin Towers said.
Towers would notto go there. Trevor Bauer? Gerardo Parra? It is not fair to speculate, and...
PHOENIX -- General manager Kevin Towers laid out the Diamondbacks offseason shopping list in pretty plain terms Thursday.
The D-backs are seeking, in about this order:
1. a shortstop
2. a third baseman
3. a power arm for the back of the bullpen
4. a situational left-hander
5. a starting pitcher
Priority No. 1 is probably the left side of our infield, Towers said.
PHOENIX -- Score another coup for pitcher-hunting Kevin Towers.
High school right-hander Felipe Perez, the top-rated player not chosen in the June 2012 draft, agreed to sign with the Diamondbacks on Friday, adding another young arm to a position that is the strength of the minor league system.
Perez, 18, will receive a 403,000 signing bonus pending a physical exam, according to...
PHOENIX Kevin Towers brought his experience in the NL West into play this winter.
Towers knew not to leave well enough alone while plotting a defense of the Diamondbacks division title.
History has shown that the repeating in the NL West, more so than in any other NL division, is never a sure thing, no matter how successful the previous season might have been.
Four of the five...
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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...