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D-backs interview Stewart for GM job

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' general manager search kicked into high gear Tuesday, when top candidate Dave Stewart interviewed with D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and president/CEO Derrick Hall, sources said. The three met for several hours at Chase Field as the D-backs worked to find a successor for Kevin Towers, a hire they would like to make before the end of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Levine withdraws from Arizona GM search

Thad Levine, the Texas Rangers' assistant general manager, has withdrawn his name for the vacant GM job with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Levine, who has been the No. 2 man to Jon Daniels the last nine seasons, spoke with Arizona's chief baseball officer Tony La Russa about his desire to remain in Texas. The Diamondbacks, who have a 66-88 mark entering Tuesday's play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart, seen as a favorite, has agreed to interview with Diamondbacks

Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief baseball officer, has been seen as a favorite for the D-Backs job that came open when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Arizona Diamondbacks

Following two consecutive 81-81 seasons, the Diamondbacks looked like a fringe contender in the NL West if everything went right for them this year. However, little worked out as hoped — whether it was pitching injuries, poor performance from past-their-prime veterans or just a general lack of talent on the roster general manager Kevin Towers assembled. The D-Backs fell down early...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Arizona Diamondbacks

Following two consecutive 81-81 seasons, the Diamondbacks looked like a fringe contender in the NL West if everything went right for them this year. However, little worked out as hoped — whether it was pitching injuries, poor performance from past-their-prime veterans or just a general lack of talent on the roster general manager Kevin Towers assembled. The D-Backs fell down early...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs farmhands find major success in minor-league playoffs

PHOENIX -- The tree appeared a bit disheveled this season, but the root system is strong. The Diamondbacks have not not had the season they wanted, and part of the fallout will include a new position for general manager Kevin Towers should he remain in the organization. Part of Towers' legacy, however, will include a farm system that is deep in prospects and enjoying unprecedented...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Ron Washington Steps Down

There’s been an unexpected change with the Texas Rangers, Jose Altuve is becoming a star, and the NL playoff race is as average as it is extraordinary. So much so that it appears as if it will come down to the wire for a handful of teams. Are you ready? It’s time for The Wind Up. Ron Washington Takes His Leave In unexpected and fairly unfortunate news, Ron Washington has stepped...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Towers saw the writing on the wall

PHOENIX -- Like some on the outside, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers had a feeling that the hiring of Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer could signal the beginning of the end. Turned out, it was.  Yet after being relieved of his duties Friday, Towers said he would like to stay in the organization in the right circumstances, that he appreciated the even-handedness...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fire general manager Kevin Towers

His team’s awful play finally caught up with Kevin Towers, who was relieved of his job as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Tony La Russa, the franchise’s chief baseball officer, delivered the long-expected news in a statement Friday morning, as the D-backs currently boast a record of 59-81, the third-worst mark in baseball. Towers led the Diamondbacks...
Via Rumors and Rants
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Hall on removing Kevin Towers as general manager

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kevin Towers era has mercifully come to an end in Arizona

In the early hours of Friday morning, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers was fired after slightly less than four years on the job. His tenure included one division title, a pair of .500 seasons, and a disastrous, sub-.500 season that was spurred by the highest payroll in club history. Needless to say, his firing was well-deserved. When you look at what Towers did while in...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kevin Towers era has mercifully come to an end in Arizona

In the early hours of Friday morning, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers was fired after slightly less than four years on the job. His tenure included one division title, a pair of .500 seasons, and a disastrous, sub-.500 season that was spurred by the highest payroll in club history. Needless to say, his firing was well-deserved. When you look at what Towers did while in...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona fires Kevin Towers

The Arizona Diamondbacks are currently 59-81 and in fourth place in the National League West and have almost a zero percent chance of making the playoffs. This is probably one of the reasons the Diamondbacks have decided to part ways with General Manager Kevin Towers.#481762291 / gettyimages.comNick Piecoro of azcentral sports reported that the firing of Towers happened just four...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire GM Kevin Towers

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired general manager Kevin Towers in the midst of a third straight disappointing season. Towers became Arizona's general manager in 2010 and put together a roster that won 94 games and the NL West the in 2011. The Diamondbacks have backpedaled since then, finishing .500 the past two seasons and struggling this year despite having the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks dismiss Kevin Towers as general manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks dismissed general manager Kevin Towers on Friday, ending his four-year reign with the team. “Over the past three months, I have had the opportunity to evaluate all aspects of our baseball operations and have decided to restructure our staff in order to improve our decision-making process,” chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said. “I have the utmost...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Towers, Arizona Diamondbacks GM Fired

The Arizona Diamondbacks have dismissed general manager Kevin Towers after nearly 4 years on the job,  according to published reports.  In May the Diamondbacks hired Tony LaRussa as a chief baseball officer to oversee Towers and the baseball operations department.  Since that time there has been widespread speculation on whether or not Towers would be retained. Towers was hired...
Via Baseball News Source
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Towers out as Diamondbacks general manager

PHOENIX -- Kevin Towers has been relieved of his duties as Arizona Diamondbacks general manager. The team announced the move this morning via a tweet from Tony La Russa, who was hired as chief of baseball operations in May. The move was not unexpected. Towers was signed to a contract extension through 2015 prior to the start of the current season, but the team has performed below...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire GM Kevin Towers

As the team stumbles toward the end of a disappointing season, the Diamondbacks have fired Kevin Towers as the club's general manager, according to sources. The team is expected to make the announcement Friday morning. The move comes less than four months after the hiring of Tony La Russa as the organization's Chief Baseball Officer, a move that most believed would ultimately...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: D-backs fire GM Towers as club sports 59-81 record

Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Towers has been fired, azcentral.com reported late Thursday night. The report added the team will make an announcement on Friday morning. The D-backs are currently in the middle of a 10-game road trip, opening a three-game set at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Following Thursday night’s 5-1 victory at San Diego, Arizona’s record stood at 59...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Diamondbacks fire general manager Kevin Towers

Kevin Towers has been fired after being the Diamondbacks’ general manager for four years. (AP Photo)   As one of the most disappointing seasons in Diamondbacks franchise history winds down, the Diamondbacks have relieved Kevin Towers of his duties as general manager. Though many thought that Towers being fired was inevitable when the team brought in Tony La Russa as the organization’s...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
12 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Didi does it all

PHOENIX -- When the Diamondbacks acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius, general manager Kevin Towers compared Gregorius' defense to that of "a young Derek Jeter." It might have been an undersell. D-backs bench coach and four-time Gold Glove winner Alan Trammell is not given to hyperbole, but he could not help but rave about Gregorius' scoop and throw from deep in the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jocketty expected to remain as Reds GM

Forget about the possibility of a Tony La Russa-Walt Jocketty reunion in Arizona. Jocketty, completing the final year of his contract with the Reds, is expected to remain the team's general manager, according to major-league sources. La Russa, the Diamondbacks' new chief baseball officer, could replace GM Kevin Towers and/or manager Kirk Gibson at the end of the season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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