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Report: Diamondbacks likely to hire Kevin Towers as new GM

Sep 13, 2010, 5:45 PM EST

Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks have narrowed their general manager search and will interview five candidates, but according to Tom Krasovic of AOL Fanhouse former Padres general manager Kevin Towers “looks like he’ll get the job.”
Towers is among the five candidates listed by Gilbert, along with interim general manager Jerry Dipoto, Dodgers assistant general managers Logan White and De Jon Watson, and Angels director of scouting Eddie Bane.
Team president Derrick Hall has said previously that the Diamondbacks would like to make a full-time hire by the end of the season and Krasovic reports that Towers will officially interview for the gig tomorrow.
Peter Gammons first reported that Towers was likely to get the job last week, but he never really offered a whole lot in the way of details and a short time later Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com indicated that it was far from a done deal primarily because of salary demands.
Towers was the Padres’ general manager from 1995 to 2009, winning four division titles and advancing to the World Series in 1998.

  1. JimmyY - Sep 13, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Good fit since Towers has lots of experience working with a limited budget (=cheap) and Arizona is in need of rebuilding their bullpen which Towers has always worked wonders with. Smart move.

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