I dusted off the old rumor mill and found this one: Art Howe to be the next Padres manager? If Bochy goes, Towers goes due to them being connected at both hips. So the question also becomes who would be the next GM? Not that there's any shortage in our front office I guess.
The article also wonders about Dusty Baker in a Padres uniform. I'm only stirring the pot so that Bochy doesn't fall asleep on the job. Just because you're in the home stretch doesn't mean you should be home stretchin'. I made that up by the way. You can use it if you want.