Ken Davidoff reported late Thursday evening that former Padres General Manager Kevin Towers will meet with the Yankees, Red Sox, Mets and Mariners at the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis. At that point, says Davidoff, the well-respected baseball mind will decide which team, if any, he will join as an adviser. Davidoff believes that, with the close friendship between Brian Cashman and Towers, the Yankees have the edge.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Towers’ name in relation to the Yankees. Mike originally urged the Yanks to court Towers, and Joe reported on rumors suggesting that Towers would join the Yanks. Towers, as Mike said in early October, is “an exceptional evaluator of talent on the mound” and would be a great addition to the Yanks’ Front Office.