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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
July 07, 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

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

Kevin Towers may loose his Powers

Kevin Towers speaks at a Diamondbacks press conference (photo courtesy of bleacherreport.com)   His contract may have been extended to stay beyond 2014, but after a very shaky start to a season in which two key pitchers Patrick Corbin, and David Hernandez were lost due to season ending elbow surgery, (Tommy John Surgery)  it does not bode well for Arizona Diamondbacks general...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 16, 2014  |  1 Comment

On second thought, Towers clarifies 'eye-for-eye' remarks

PHOENIX -- Beanballs, of course not. Uncomfortable at-bats? You betcha. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has emphasized a need for his pitchers to throw inside the last two times he has talked in a group setting. Nothing new there. But Towers admitted Wednesday that he could have phrased himself differently on his radio show Tuesday. This is what Towers said in a radio...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

D-Backs GM lashes out at pitchers

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers wants everybody to know that he's a tough guy and he won't put up with anything other than an "eye for an eye" mentality, specifically on the mound. On Tuesday, Towers went on Arizona Sports 620's "Burns and Gambo" radio show and expressed displeasure for his pitchers' lack of grit. He felt his...
Via Fox Sports
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs GM promises an 'eye for an eye' for beanings, disrespect

The Arizona Diamondbacks were not happy last month when the Dodgers celebrated in their pool, and that is just one of several incidents that infuriated general manager Kevin Towers. Aside from the pool party, Towers spoke with Arizona Sports specifically…Read more →
Via The Victory Formation
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers Calls Out His Team For Not Throwing At Batters

Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers is not happy with the fight his team showed, or didn’t show, this year and didn’t hold back the frustration on radio with Arizona Sports 620′s Burns and Gambo on Tuesday. The main area Towers was upset about this season was the Diamondbacks lack of support for a teammate getting hit by a pitch. Towers specifically mentions a moment from...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks rumors: Arizona targeted left-handed bat

The Arizona Diamondbacks have several targets on their offseason wish list, but one upgrade that they are expecting to seriously focus in on is adding a left-handed power bat. General manager Kevin Towers told reporters -- including Steve Gilbert of MLB.com -- that the team is "probably in need of a left-handed bat," adding that the position is something that's more...
Via MLB Injury News
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Kevin Towers, Diamondbacks GM

Kevin Towers is smarter than the so-called experts. That isn’t meant sarcastically. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ GM knows what he’s doing, and has both the background and track record to prove it. Skeptics panning his recent moves don’t have his 16 years of experience as a big-league general manager, nor have they been a minor-league pitching coach or scouting director. Why...
Via Fangraphs
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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