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Padres fire Towers

The San Diego Padres will part ways with general manager Kevin Towers, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com (via Twitter). Brock tweets that, while no official announcement has been made yet, the Padres will let the longest-tenured GM in the majors go.


The ownership transition in San Diego, from John Moores to Jeff Moorad, likely spelled the end for Towers. ESPN.com's Rob Neyer speculated earlier today that Moorad wanted to bring in "his own guy" for the position.


Towers has been San Diego's GM since 1995, and saw the team win four division titles during the stint. The Padres made one World Series during Towers' tenure, losing to the Yankees in 1998.


It remains to be seen if Towers is the only casualty in San Diego, or if more of the staff will follow him out of town.

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I would rather have Kim Ng than any of these retreads...


DePo a retread? Really? The guy who played a part in having the foresight to draft players like Andre Ethier, Jonathan Broxton, Chad Billingsley, Matt Kemp, Russell Martin, and James Loney doesn't strike you as the kind of guy you'd be interested in helming the Cubs? He makes good decisions, is sabermetric minded, and has a good eye for talent. He's kind of exactly what the Cubs could use in the front office.

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Ethier was acquired from Oakland in the Milton Bradley trade.


DOH! My mistake.... well...


You wouldn't want a guy who had polished a turd into a diamond by trading Bradley for Ethier?


to be fair the credit for that trade clearly goes to the old scout, not depo.

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