Let me say that I like Kevin Towers. He's appears to be a very frank and honest guy. He's obviously passionate. He has great taste in clothes.
While he's been with us, I have been a little weirded out by how much he crushes on dudes from Southern California. That phase of a solid 8 years there where he was guaranteeing huge contracts for everybody was also a little strange. And don't get me started on this concept of bringing guys back after they've been let go or traded away. Let Steve Finley be!
So it comes as no surprise to read more rumors that Towers will be gone soon.
Also in the article:
Pitching coach Darren Balsley will be brought back, but the front office is likely to replace one or two coaches.
As far as the other coaches are concerned, I can't see how Magadan will be around for next year. As the year progressed, our impatient hitters became more impatient. It seemed to me that once runners were on base, the batters actually expanded their strike zones and were given a really bright green light to swing on the first pitch. The philosophy that Magadan's installed in them is either horribly wrong, or he's simply not effective at getting the message across. Either way, if he's not performing his function, then he needs to go. Simple as that.
Peach, I'd like to take in from third base coach and stick him as bench coach. The players really like him, but he lacks a good instinct at third base it's souring him with fans. And by fans I mean me.
Overall, I'm looking forward to the changes. Change is good. 82-80 is not good.