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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...
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

Tony Gwynn leaves behind quite the memories with several D-backs

PHOENIX -- Kevin Towers, of course, knows all of Tony Gwynn's numbers. He was there for many of the milestones. What made Gwynn special was the other stuff, the Ted Ansel stuff.  Towers, then the Padres general manager, invited his friend Ansel, a Pennsylvania golf pro, into a card game with Gwynn and others one night in Philadelphia and Ansel came away the big winner. Ansel arrived...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Paging Mr. Towers – Please call Triple-A Reno ASAP.

For a moment at least, I for once found myself agreeing with Arizona Diamondbacks’ GM Kevin Towers on something; on the morning radio show on Arizona Sports 98.7 with Doug and Wolf, Towers said of his team’s sluggish start, “We realize it’s April. We don’t want to panic, we don’t want the players to think we’re panicking. But to me, if things don’t get better,...
Via Baseball Essential
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Arizona rewards mediocrity with extensions for Gibson, Towers

It's not often that an organization touts a pair of .500 seasons when giving extensions to its manager and general manager, but that's exactly what the Arizona Diamondbacks did. Kirk Gibson and Kevin Towers were about to head into the 2014 on the last year of their contracts after the club declined options for both following last season. The duo had signed those deals after the...
Via The Outside Corner
February 04, 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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