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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

D-backs in final stages of GM search

DENVER -- The Diamondbacks are in the final stages of a general manager search that could conclude early next week, with Dave Stewart perceived as the top candidate. D-backs president/CEO Derrick Hall and chief baseball officer Tony La Russa have concluded interviews with all seven candidates, sources said Friday, and are in the process of finalizing a replacement for Kevin Towers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 19, 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

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 highest...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  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
September 05, 2014  |  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
September 05, 2014  |  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
September 05, 2014  |  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
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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