The Padres are going about this Giles thing all wrong. Remember in Seinfeld when the lawyer Jackie Chiles is representing Kramer during his hot coffee and cigarette lawsuit.
Chiles keeps telling Kramer they are going to be rich. But then the company meets with Kramer and offers him life time free coffee or a job as the Marlboro Man and Kramer agrees with out Chiles permission.
That's what the Padres need to do. Get Giles a tanning booth for the clubhouse, some hair dye and a good looking catcher and he'll make the deal before Joe Bick can interfere.
"I'm very happy to still be wearing blue," Towers said. "I'm a Pad."
Towers is getting squeezed out with Alderson here. He had the run of this place before then and he doesn't like it. He may be able to work with Alderson but Towers isn't necessarily happy in my opinion. Towers is a decent GM though, I'm not always happy with his decisions, but people love to second guess GM's.
I'm personally not worried about Hoffman leaving. I think they'll come to an agreement.