The Yankees may be done with their player roster, but before spring will announce the hiring of former Padres GM Kevin Towers
Many baseball people believe that Red Sox assistant GM Jed Hoyer is the favorite to succeed Kevin Towers as Padres GM. If so, good choice.
Towers said he was told that Peavy decided he didn't want to go to play close to home (he's from Alabama). His original list of five teams that he would consider meant just that -- that he would consider them. Well, apparently he considered Atlanta and declined. But ultimately he accepted a team that was not on the list.