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Did the Arizona Diamondbacks Have a Successful Season?

Over the past few years the Diamondbacks, somewhat like the Padres in the winter leading up to the 2015 season, have made trade after trade. Not in a “Billy Beane is a genius” or “Dave Dombrowski sure can sell prospects at the right time” way. It was trading for a type of character player possibly involving grit and hustle. And their best performance over the past few years...
Via The Sports Post
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks transactions under Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart took over as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in September of 2014. As the successor to Kevin Towers, who had completely fallen out of favor with D’Back fans, it seemed like Stewart could do no wrong. It’s almost a year later now, and with the waiver trade deadline coming Monday it’s probably safe to assume that the D’Backs won’t be making any...
Via isportsweb.com
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Hale: Protecting the family is 'just baseball'

PHOENIX -- The lingering residue from Kevin Towers' largely taken-out-of-context comments about Diamondbacks' pitchers protecting their hitters bubbled to the surface again Thursday. The trigger was the back and forth hit batters in Wednesday night's Marlins-Diamondbacks game: Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez hit David Peralta in the head with a wayward 97-mph fastball, and D-backs reliever...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

In the past half a decade, the Arizona Diamondbacks have gone after pitching, pitching and more pitching in the first round of the MLB Draft. In fact, they’ve selected a player in said position in six of the past seven years and, with a host of top pitching prospects in 2015, that notion is expected to continue. Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com currently has five of the top six prospects...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks finally appear to be heading in the right direction

After a series of tumultuous years under former GM Kevin Towers and ex-manager Kirk Gibson, it looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks have turned the corner and are heading for greener pastures. Arizona is just 21-25 this season, but last year, the team fell four games below .500 on April 3rd, and never got to that level again. Framed in that context, a 21-25 record is downright miraculous...
Via Bloguin Best
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks finally appear to be heading in the right direction

After a series of tumultuous years under former GM Kevin Towers and ex-manager Kirk Gibson, it looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks have turned the corner and are heading for greener pastures. Arizona is just 21-25 this season, but last year, the team fell four games below .500 on April 3rd, and never got to that level again. Framed in that context, a 21-25 record is downright miraculous...
Via The Outside Corner
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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 hire Kevin Towers as special assistant to GM

CINCINNATI (AP) 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

Bill Bavasi leaves openings in Reds front office

On Friday news came out that Bill Bavasi would be leaving the Cincinnati Reds front office and would be taking over as the director of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau. Several front office members have now left the Reds this offseason, though they have also added Kevin Towers. Bavasi came to the Reds in August of 2008. For the Reds he served as the Vice President of Scouting...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
November 23, 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

Towers tells D-Backs he's leaving organization

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks say Kevin Towers has told the team that he is leaving the organization. Friday's announcement by the team of Towers' departure comes a month after he was stripped of his general manager title. He has been replaced by Dave Stewart. The Diamondbacks also said that the contract of assistant general manager Billy Ryan will not be renewed. In a statement...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Towers, Diamondbacks part ways

PHOENIX -- Former general manager Kevin Towers left the Diamondbacks on Friday, saying he believed that a clean break was the best way for the organization to move forward.  The D-backs offered Towers an unspecified position that included a role in pro scouting, an area that chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has said he would like to beef up, and the D-backs made no secret of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Towers to remain with D-backs

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' front office got a bit deeper Saturday, when former general manager Kevin Towers agreed to remain in the organization after a meeting with new GM Dave Stewart. "We're going to work together for a long time," said Stewart, who wasted little time in his second day on the job. "Our conversation was a good, long conversation. He got me up to speed on the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: D-backs to hire Stewart as GM

PHOENIX -- Dave Stewart and Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa appear poised to reprise the remarkable run they had with the Oakland A's in the late 1980s. Stewart will become the D-backs' general manager as soon as contract language on a multi-year deal is finalized, according to a report by USA Today's Bob Nightengale, likely in the next day or two.  La Russa and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Stewart front-runner to be next D-backs GM, source says

Former pitcher Dave Stewart says he's "very interested" in becoming general manager of the Diamondbacks, and one source with knowledge of the team's search believes he is the front-runner for the job. Stewart, now an agent, met Tuesday with club officials, as did another candidate, Red Sox assistant GM Allard Baird. The team intends to name its new GM by the end of the regular season...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 2014  |  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
September 12, 2014  |  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
September 09, 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

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
September 05, 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

Derrick Hall on removing Kevin Towers as general manager

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 05, 2014  |  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
September 05, 2014  |  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
September 05, 2014  |  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
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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