Balsley said he doesn't have an offer from another club. "Bottom line is I want to be a Padre," he said. "I want to continue to be a Padre and work with this pitching staff."
Towers doesn't deal with Agents of employees? Is that a Padres rule or his rule? Maybe he's just trying to play some hard ball with him, but he better not lose Balsley. To me it makes all the sense in the world for Balsley to have an agent. KT is an professional negotiator and coaches need someone to look out for their best interests. Then KT threatens him with the "no guarantee of coming back" line. I think the Padres need Balsley more then he needs us. Don't blow this KT!
Update [2006-11-7 12:39:52 by jbox]: