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KEVIN TOWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-D-backs GM Towers hired by Reds as special assistant to GM

CINCINNATI — The Reds hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel on Tuesday. Towers spent the last four years as general manager of the Diamondbacks. He also was general manager of the Padres from 1996-2009. He replaces Bob Miller, who spent nine seasons with the Reds, most recently as vice president and assistant general manager...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds add two special assistants to GM

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty Tuesday announcing the hirings of longtime baseball executive Kevin Towers as Special Assistant/Player Personnel and veteran scout Jeff Schugel as Special Assistant/Pro Scout. Towers, 53, spent the last 4 years as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Arizona and led the Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Towers set to join Reds front office

 PHOENIX -- It did not take Kevin Towers long to land a new gig.  Towers is a few pen strokes from joining the Cincinnati organization, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said at the major league general managers' meetings Tuesday at the Arizona Biltmore.  "We're still dotting the i's and dotted and crossing the t's," Jocketty said. "It will happen soon."  Towers was the Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the Diamondbacks go from here?

Nobody could ever accuse Kevin Towers of being anything less than bold. Few teams have been as interesting as the Arizona Diamondbacks over the last few years. Setting aside the quality of his moves, the sheer volume and often puzzling circumstances surrounding them garnered Arizona more headlines than such a middling team typically deserves. His […]
Via Fangraphs
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fire GM Towers

Kevin Towers has been relieved of his duties as general manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks according to multiple reports. The move was expected given the team’s awful 2014 season and the team’s hiring of Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer earlier this year. Towers spent nearly four years in the Diamondbacks front office. “Over the past three months, I have had the opportunity...
Via isportsweb.com
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks Fire GM Kevin Towers

With less than a month remaining in their season, the disappointing Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly fired general manager Kevin Towers.  According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the team is expected to make the announcement Friday morning.  Towers has been with Arizona since 2010 after he left the San Diego Padres following a 15-year career in the team’s front...
Via Sportsnaut
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Towers may loose his Powers

Kevin Towers speaks at a Diamondbacks press conference (photo courtesy of bleacherreport.com)   His contract may have been extended to stay beyond 2014, but after a very shaky start to a season in which two key pitchers Patrick Corbin, and David Hernandez were lost due to season ending elbow surgery, (Tommy John Surgery)  it does not bode well for Arizona Diamondbacks general...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 16, 2014  |  1 Comment

Diamondbacks Take a Two-Year Chance on ERA

Kevin Towers is a confident, talkative man. He’ll tell you what he’s thinking about, and he’ll tell you what he’s doing. There aren’t many anonymous leaks that come out of the Diamondbacks organization because Towers doesn’t exactly keep many secrets — even when he’s actively negotiating. Towers has spent much of this offseason talking about […]
Via Fangraphs
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks rumors: High-profile free agent signing still possible, GM prepared to give up first-round pick

Although the Arizona Diamondbacks have yet to make any big moves this offseason, it seems as though GM Kevin Towers is still open to the possibility of landing a big name. After trading away Heath Bell to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a three-team trade on Tuesday, Towers spoke to reporters, including Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, on a conference call, in which he talked...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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