Olney: Towers expected to work for Yanks as a consultant


Finally, we have some news on the Kevin Towers front. In today’s blog, Buster Olney wrote that the former Padres’ GM is expected to work with the Yanks this year, however it would be as a consultant and he would not be given a formal title. San Diego still owes Towers about $2M for 2010, and if the Yanks were to hire him and given him a title, they’d be at risk of having to pay him out of their pocket. Obviously, it makes sense for both sides to work out a consulting agreement.

We heard that Towers was “leaning towards” joining his good buddy Brian Cashman in the Yanks’ front office way back in early January, and he indicated that he was happy to serve in a complementary role. It’s seems now that it’s only a matter of time before he joins the organization, and the more voices the better.

Categories : Asides, Front Office


  1. crawdaddie says:

    Right, let San Diego continue to pay him 2M while the Yankees give him an expense account and he can charge them whatever consultant fees for the work he does for them in 2010.

  2. Kevin Towers’s first order of business:

    Sign Kenny Powers.

  3. A.D. says:

    Not too shabby, adding to the braintrust.

  4. Bo says:

    Let’s do backflips over a guy who built the Padres into one of the worst teams in the game. And quite possibly the worst farm system going too.

  5. Jammy Jammers says:

    Towers? More like Wowers!

  6. A.D. says:

    The Adrian Gonzalez deal was an absolute steal

  7. The 1996 and 1998 San Diego Padres were quite good teams.

    Towers had a decent little run until the Friars ran out of cash and had to sell everything off.

  8. Rose says:

    So much for the Travis Buck LF option…


    Maybe Towers can consult us on a better option?

  9. Mike Pop says:

    Good to hear. I’ve been wondering about this for quite some time now.

  10. AJ says:

    I’d say he’s our answer to Bill James…but then again there’s no comparison.

  11. Excellent, Towers is a good pitching evaluator. Those are great to have around.

    Anyone complaining about this is crazy, Brian Sabean is a bad GM but he was a fantastic talent evaluator for the job. I don’t see why Towers would set off “oh god he’s terrible” alarm bells for anyone but people who are bad at running an organization are often very good at specific things.

  12. DontmesswiththeJesus says:

    Easily the most exciting and important news of the day, although the TSJC piece on heyman was easily the most fun to read.

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