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D-backs look to make more moves as deadline approaches

PHOENIX -- It is appropriate Florida is in town this week. The Marlins invented the fire sale. The Diamondbacks may be headed that way. It is a stretch to believe the D-backs will unload most of their veteran talent as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. At the same time, it seems certain they will continue to be active in the trade market the next few weeks. General manager Kevin...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs begin dismantling, but Kevin Towers is off to a poor start

It was only a matter of time before the Arizona Diamondbacks officially began looking toward next year. The D-Backs have arguably been the biggest disappointment in MLB this season (Red Sox and Rangers fans might disagree with that), compiling the worst record and run differential in the National League. With the All-Star break and trade deadline quickly approaching, it’s time...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs begin dismantling, but Kevin Towers is off to a poor start

It was only a matter of time before the Arizona Diamondbacks officially began looking toward next year. The D-Backs have arguably been the biggest disappointment in MLB this season (Red Sox and Rangers fans might disagree with that), compiling the worst record and run differential in the National League. With the All-Star break and trade deadline quickly approaching, it’s time...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dark Horse General Manager Candidates

The San Diego Padres fired Josh Byrnes last week, ending a 938 day streak without a major league general manager getting the ax, as Ben Lindbergh recently noted at Baseball Prospectus. There are currently 18 teams that have employed the same GM for the past five years and plenty more that are working on three or four years of front office stability. San Diego, obviously, is not one...
Via Padres Public
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks in unaccustomed position as sellers

PHOENIX -- Many people make plans to evacuate Arizona this time of year. Major league scouts will go against the traffic. For the first time since Kevin Towers took over as general manager in 2010, the Diamondbacks will be sellers this July. Towers and chief baseball officer Tony La Russa sat down with the coaching staff last week to evaluate the 40-man roster with an eye toward...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-place Diamondbacks are preparing for a fire sale

Arizona’s front office is in flux, with Tony La Russa coming in and both general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson seemingly unlikely to stick around, and not surprisingly the last-place Diamondbacks are hoping to unload some of their veteran players for long-term help before the July 31 trade deadline. Who exactly could be available? According to Nick Piecoro of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking professional, Toussaint ready to begin career

PHOENIX -- With a checkered red bow tie on his neck and a BMW on his shopping list, Diamondbacks first-round draft pick Touki Toussaint made a striking impression at his introductory press conference on Saturday. Toussaint, a shortstop turned right-handed pitcher, always believes in shooting high. He grew up idolizing Jackie Robinson and considers Pedro Martinez and Jose Fernandez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 22, 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks close to deal with 1st-round draft pick Touki Toussaint

When Saturday began, 19 of the 31 first-round selections from Major League Baseball's first-year player draft remained unsigned. That number could decrease soon, as the Arizona Diamondbacks are "very close" to signing first-rounder Touki Toussaint, according to General Manager Kevin Towers. The Diamondbacks took Toussaint, a raw but well-regarded high school pitcher...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs designate Cahill for assignment but hope he returns

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks designated struggling right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment on Monday, but general manager Kevin Towers made it plain that he would like to keep Cahill in the organization. The D-backs have 10 days to release, outright, trade or option Cahill, who is owed about $17 in million in salary and option buyouts through 2016. The D-backs will pay that money...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

DBacks select Touki Toussaint with 16th pick

  In Thursday night’s 2014 First Year Player Draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks held the 16th overall selection in the 1st round. This being regarded as ‘Pitcher’s draft class’, with twenty pitchers taken in the 1st round in total, the D’Backs took the 17 year-old RHP, Touki Touissant from Coral Spring Christian Academy (Fla.)  Touki, who was rated the #8 overall prospect...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching (as usual) tops draft priorities for D-backs

PHOENIX -- If the third week of March demonstrated nothing else, it ice-picked home the point that you can never have enough pitching. You can appear to have enough pitching. You can think you have enough pitching. But you never do. The season-surgeries to Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez drove that home. So pitching, as usual, will be high on the Diamondbacks' agenda when...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs GM Kevin Towers Unloading Arizona Oasis – $1.95 Million

  Maybe you guys heard the Tony LaRussa was brought in to clean **** up with the Arizona Diamondbacks. That would seem to…
Via Busted Coverage
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Towers on La Russa hire: 'I certainly don't want to be a pseudo-GM'

The dust is still settling after the Arizona Diamondbacks changed the complexion of their front office last weekend by hiring legendary manager Tony La Russa as the team's new chief baseball officer. Part of that settling has to do with clarification of roles for those that were in the front office already -- namely the duties of general manager Kevin Towers, who is currently...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors related to Tower’s departure

Credit : (Sports-Kings)   Well, 4 days into the Tony La Russa era, and the ‘when will Kevin Towers be fired’ rumors, have arrived. Many people in baseball think, Towers is as good as gone. With good reason, it is rumored La Russa will bring in ‘his own guys’ from his previous roots. Here’s is what Peter Gammons tweeted this morning : Peter Gammons        ✔ ...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Kevin Towers coexist with Tony La Russa in Arizona?

The first thought I had when Tony La Russa was announced as the Diamondbacks’ Chief Baseball Officer yesterday was that general manager Kevin Towers might resign. I mean, how else can one take the hiring of La Russa as anything other than a demotion of sorts — or at least a vote of non-confidence — in Towers? Towers was the top baseball voice in Arizona, answering to Derrick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is La Russa the beginning of the end for Towers, Gibson?

Publicly, Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick said a few weeks ago that he was going to give general manager Kevin Towers every chance to succeed. Those comments were made after another April loss, dropping the Diamondbacks to a league-worst 5-17 record. As it turns out, shortly after those comments, Kendrick and team president Derrick Hall started the process that eventually...
Via The Outside Corner
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is La Russa the beginning of the end for Towers, Gibson?

Publicly, Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick said a few weeks ago that he was going to give general manager Kevin Towers every chance to succeed. Those comments were made after another April loss, dropping the Diamondbacks to a league-worst 5-17 record. As it turns out, shortly after those comments, Kendrick and team president Derrick Hall started the process that eventually...
Via Bloguin Best
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks GM Towers Insecure About Job Security

(Photo credit: bleacherreport.com) Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is just as disappointed in the (11-22) team as anyone else is within the organization. Towers even recently told MLB.com’s Barry Bloom that he is unsure about his own job. With such a slow start to the season and such high expectations it does not really come as much of a shock that Towers is questioning...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Towers realistic about D-backs' start

Kevin Towers is a realist. The veteran general manager knows the D-backs are short right now. Look around the clubhouse and four pitchers -- Patrick Corbin, Daniel Hudson, Matt Reynolds and David Hernandez -- are in different phases of recovery from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. One of the team's top sluggers, Mark Trumbo, is limping around in a walking boot because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite slow start, D-backs stand by skipper Gibson, GM Towers

What the Diamondbacks' management wants to see during this tough early stretch is that the players remain accountable and united behind manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers. That accountability was evident Friday. "The kind of start we got off to, I don't know if you can explain it other than we have just played horribly," veteran third baseman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs players stand up for manager Kirk Gibson, GM Kevin Towers

Following Tuesday’s loss to the Cubs, the Diamondbacks fell to 5-18, worst in baseball. They had lost 10 of their previous 11 games and had the worst run differential in baseball, by far, at -62. They are now on a three-game winning streak, but still have a .663 OPS which ranks in the bottom-third of the National League. Their 6.49 rotation ERA is by far the worst, and the 21...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs players stand by Gibson, Towers

PHOENIX -- What the Diamondbacks' management wants to see during this tough early stretch is that the players remain accountable and united behind manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers. That accountability was evident Friday. "The kind of start we got off to, I don't know if you can explain it other than we have just played horribly,"  veteran third...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero defends Kevin Towers by blaming the team he put together

“First of all, I just want to say that I’ve been reading all the comments about Gibby and KT and I just would be very disappointed if something happened to them,” Montero said referring to either or both of them losing their jobs. “The bottom line is, it’s our responsibility to go out there and take care of business. I just wanted to say that, because the blame should be...
Via The Outside Corner
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero defends Kevin Towers by blaming the team he put together

“First of all, I just want to say that I’ve been reading all the comments about Gibby and KT and I just would be very disappointed if something happened to them,” Montero said referring to either or both of them losing their jobs. “The bottom line is, it’s our responsibility to go out there and take care of business. I just wanted to say that, because the blame should be...
Via Bloguin Best
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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