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Kevin Towers has put his house on the market

May 22, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

Kevin Towers AP

Sure, the Diamondbacks and new baseball honcho Tony La Russa are still assessing things. It’s not at all a forgone conclusion that Kevin Towers is gonna get the axe:

If an Old World-Spanish style mash-up suits your fancy, then Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers’ Arcadia mansion on the market for $1.95 million is a home run.

There isn’t one nook or cranny of Towers’ 5,852-square-foot abode near Camelback Road and Arcadia Drive in Phoenix that disappoints on wow factor.

Nope, most of the disappointment is reserved for Dbacks games.

I assume that someone will say that Towers planned to sell this months and months ago and that he has never once considered that he’d be gone from the Dbacks any time soon.

  1. renaado - May 22, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Bet that mansion of his probably has some “Towers” in it.

  2. nsauser - May 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Reportedly the house has been on the market since November. That leads one to conclude he was given a one year ext and knew he wouldn’t be retained. That and he stands to make a nice little profit, he bought the place for $1.3 million in 2011.

    • Detroit Michael - May 22, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      Hard to think that a house of that size can be put on the market in less than a week’s notice. It makes sense that he didn’t just decide to sell the house after hearing that Tony LaRussa was hired.

    • gbrim - May 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      He was a very public lame duck until just before spring training, so Kendrick left him in total control without any job security. Leaving someone in control while making them spin in the wind is a pretty basic management mistake. One of many on Kendrick’s watch.

      Towers knew he was toast unless he pulled a rabbit out of the hat, then he did the (hopefully last) of his many dumb trades–Trumbo in and Skaggs out, trying to cash the lottery ticket that allowed him to keep his job. After that, Kendrick extended Towers and Gibby for an undetermined period of time. A few weeks later La Russa is in.

      The only hope for DBacks fans is La Russa is good at his new job and Kendrick is completely eliminated from management of the team at any level.

      • gloccamorra - May 22, 2014 at 6:19 PM

        Didn’t Kendrick combine with Jeff Moorad to deep-six Jerry Colangelo? And then did a number on Moorad? Like a chigger, he may have burrowed in too deep to be removed easily.

  3. chacochicken - May 22, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Can we call it Faulty Towers? *rimshot

    • apkyletexas - May 22, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      Nope – “Tower Heist”.

      • chacochicken - May 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        “We need to talk about Kevin” ??

  4. apkyletexas - May 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Yes Craig, someone is likely to say he put it on the market months and months ago, since the article you linked to says specifically it’s been on the market since November. Good prediction there.

  5. APBA Guy - May 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Impressive place, I love the pool area. But one wonders, since he put the house up in November, did he foresee that by Memorial Day Arizona would be a half game from the worst record in the majors? Right now, the D’backs at .375 are barely above Houston and the Cubs, at .362 and .364 respectively.

    • gbrim - May 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      He was a very public lame duck until just before spring training started. Then a contract extension, now he is walking the plank. Ownership screwed this whole thing up (yet again). If he wasn’t worth extending, he should have been fired and replaced in the offseason.

  6. xpensivewinos - May 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    If you like gaudy, then we’ve got the place for you!

  7. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 22, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    I believe LaRussas put it on the market for Towers for fear that Towers would somehow botch the deal and get less than full value in return.

  8. metalhead65 - May 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    I hope they do fire him and st.larussa gives his buddy walt a call and offers him a job so the reds can get someone in there that can do more than sign washed up ex-cardinals to nice retirement contracts and sign every reject that has ever been cut by a major league team to be a bench player for the reds. somebody that will stop paying sore armed pitchers big contracts along with a number 4 pitcher to a 100 million dollar deal. in other words someone who knows what the hell they are doing!!

    • stlouis1baseball - May 22, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      Dude…every one of your posts references ex-Cardinals. Unbelievable.
      Even this article (which has absolutely nothing to do with Walk Jockety or the St. Louis Cardinals).

      I am no Doctor. But damn Metal, this doesn’t seem like it is very healthy for you.

      • metalhead65 - May 22, 2014 at 6:10 PM

        so larussa is not an ex cardinal? I was just expressing my hope jocketty would reunite with st.larussa in arizona to give my reds a chance to compete again.

  9. zdravit - May 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    I hope it doesn’t sell and he goes bankrupt after he never lands another MLB job.

    • gbrim - May 22, 2014 at 1:17 PM

      Towers did a terrible job, but I believe he is an honorable man who tried his best. Glad he will soon be gone, but I hope he has a nice retirement.

      • gloccamorra - May 22, 2014 at 6:54 PM

        He’s only 52, has been a scouting director as well as GM with over 20 years experience, and has had considerable success. He’ll find another job, because he’s part of the club, and everyone in the club knows about the D’backs’ ownership situation. Media types are even predicting that the owners will eventually turn on Saint LaRussa. That will be vindication for Towers’ tenure.

      • gbrim - May 22, 2014 at 8:47 PM

        glocco– Perhaps you are correct that he will find another job, and you are certainly correct that Kendrick makes it hard to succeed, but I wonder if his strange decisions these last few years will keep him out of the upper echelon of baseball organizations now. In that case he may decide to retire rather than take a nothing job to stay busy. In any event, I’m glad as a DBacks fan he will soon be gone, and I wish him success in whatever he chooses to do in the future. If he could only take Kendrick with him wherever he goes…….

    • stlouis1baseball - May 22, 2014 at 5:57 PM

      You seem like a hell of a nice guy.

  10. stlouis1baseball - May 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    “Kevin, this is Rickey calling on behalf of Rickey.”

    “Rickey just wants to buy your house.”

  11. Old Gator - May 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Larry Beinfest, there’s a house with your name on it for sale in Phoenix, or someplace like that. Warning: the horned toads are disappearing, so don’t walk around barefoot.

    • gloccamorra - May 22, 2014 at 6:55 PM

      Heh. Nobody walks barefoot in Phoenix when it’s 110 degrees.

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