The Padres fired Josh Byrnes this afternoon and with a vacated position available the rumors have started.
Sometimes I get the feeling that Padres President Mike Dee is obsessively pining for those Padres' glory days in the mid to late 90's when he first worked for the organization. So it doesn't surprise me that he and the Padres would internally discuss hiring back their GM from that era, Kevin Towers, who not one fan on the internet seems to like in his present day form.
Those were good times in 90's, I think we can all agree (at least in the even numbered years), but sometimes you have to let it go and move on. Someone should check Dee's internet search history to make sure he's not looking to buy a time machine like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite.