Kevin Towers, the gunslinger …
Sorry, it’s been a busy last couple of days. In Philadelphia getting ready to help cover the NLDS.
I’ll provide a few blogs during the week that will serve as talking points moving forward into the off-season.
The first regards the dismissal of longtime GM Kevin Towers.
For me, KT was a dream to deal with. Always returned calls, was open, candid and helped me a lot as someone new to the beat. And, of course, he’s an Oregon Ducks fan, as am I.
Here’s a line from that Towers story that I thought summed things up nicely.
“If you were to define a gunslinger, you think back to throwback,
old-school guy,” Towers said. “… That’s the way I was taught when I
played [from] coaches, rival executives, scouts, players, teammates.
That’s the way I was taught to do it.
“When I think of a gunslinger, I think of a guy who shoots first or
throws the first punch. He wins the battle. K.T. was always about
winning the battle.”
What are your thoughts on the decision to remove Towers as GM? As you excited about the prospect of a new GM? What do you want in a new GM?
Corey Brock, MLB.com, Padres.com, @FollowThePadres