Moorad Sending The Wrong Message
The new message from Moorad is one of uncertainty. It’s a message that says, the improvement you saw in the second half was not seen the same way by the man writing the checks. It’s a message that reinstalls doubt where hope was growing. If the Padres have turned the corner, why is the man who’s been charting the course about to walk the plank?
Towers Fired! What The Hell?
Sounds like a bunch of malarkey to me. Is Moorad really trying to tell us that Towers – whose skills as a baseball man he said he admired greatly — was let go because, although he does a great job getting players, its his organizational acumen that fell short?
Padres appear ready to dismiss Towers | padres.com: News
The Padres apparently are prepared to part ways with general manager Kevin Towers, who has been the Padres' general manager since 1996.
Towers ousted as GM; Moorad seeks more 'strategic approach' - SignOnSanDiego.com
Padres CEO Jeff Moorad thinks of Kevin Towers as "a gunslinger," and, he added, "a masterful one, at that." What he wants is someone who can put more of the "general" in general manager.
Towers could talk the talk - SignOnSanDiego.com
Simply put, baseball people like dealing with Kevin Towers. They enjoy his company and they generally trust what he tells them. This cannot be said of some of the executives who have come and gone during Towers' tenure.
PADRES: Source: Towers to be fired
"Obviously, Kevin and I have a long history and a great relationship," Bochy told the Associated Press. "He's done a great job. If that happens, I'm stunned. I feel awful for him. But I'd like to hold back comment until I know more."
Correia, Cabrera struggle in Padres loss - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Kevin's never had a big payroll and always had to trade for guys," said closer Heath Bell, one of the many who came to the Padres in deals made by Towers for unknown entities. "He did a really good job of taking guys that other organizations weren't really high on, but could perform, and they performed after he brought them here. He found guys who fit here."
PADRES NOTES: Giles hopes to play somewhere in 2010
"I'm probably not going to be an everyday player any more, but I still think I can be a big contributor off the bench," said Giles, who has a career on-base percentage of .400. "That's probably where my career is going to change, but I think I've done well enough in my career where people will take a chance."
LeBlanc looks to finish season strong | padres.com: News
One last chance to make a good impression. That's what Padres left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc will be charged with when San Diego faces the Giants in the second game of a three-game series.
Correia handed loss in final outing of '09 | padres.com: News
Kevin Correia allowed three earned runs in six innings Friday but was tagged with a loss as the Giants topped the Padres, 7-2.
The Sacrifice Bunt:Dear Jeff Moorad (10/02)
we at The Sacrifice Bunt are registering our support for the decision.
Perpetual Padres Saga: Final game at Petco
Eck: "Oh hey! I remember you." (Gave me a big hug.) "How's everything going?"
XX Sports Radio: Bob Nightengale Interview(MP3)
Gives Coach the national perspective on the Kevin Towers firing
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