Jan
28

Report: Yankees to hire Kevin Towers

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Via MLBTR, the Yankees are going to announce the hiring of former Padres’ GM Kevin Towers before spring. It’s unclear what KT’s responsibilities will be, though he’s expressed a desire to get out of the office and back into the field. Chances are they’re bringing him aboard as a consultant, otherwise he’d be forfeiting the money San Diego still owes him.

This is a great, yet completely unsurprising pickup. Brian Cashman and Towers have long had a great relationship, and Towers’ keen eye for pitching is a welcome addition. Welcome to the Boogie Down, KT.

Categories : Asides, Front Office

108 Comments»

  1. amazing. pandemonium in the streets

  2. Me says:

    This should have been denounced months ago…

  3. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    Randy Winn and Kevin Towers, in the span of 2 days… The crazies are going to have the saddest weekend of their lives.

  4. Ah, the Kevin Towers signing. Reminds me of a paraphrased convo from a certain Urban Dictionary article…

    And, in case anyone was curious, here’s the ACTUAL convo that inspired it:

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-742808

  5. Reggie C. says:

    Kevin Towers’s first act as consultant: convince Cashman to sign Matt Bush.

    j/k.

  6. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    If Towers doesn’t get Jameson Tallion to scare teams away so the Yankees can pick him in the first round, I will consider his work a failure.

  7. Slugger27 says:

    so mike when u say “back to the field” …. you mean scouting responsibilities right? is that what hes likely to be doing?

  8. Rose says:

    “You’re excited?? Feel these nipples!!” – Bob Costas

  9. Steve H says:

    I just backflipped.

    /bo-baiting

  10. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    blah blah we could have used the money were paying him and winn to sign damon blah blah

    –sweet signing. Isn’t this news a little late though? I thought he’s been in the Yankees FO for a few weeks now.

  11. brewster's millions says:

    What am I missing on Kevin Tower’s…I know he’s well respected, I know he has had minimal payroll to work with. I just checked his trade history, I can’t say I’m overly impressed…Is Kevin Tower’s rep >>>>>> than his actual “performance”? ….I’m still happy we have him on board though…And my bad, if that was a ridiculous statement.

  12. Rose says:

    What is our current payroll at right now after the Winn signing? I don’t think Towers is in the payroll…

  13. Ray Fuego says:

    Maybe KT is the reason we didn’t like Chapman.

  14. JohnC says:

    Towers would have talked Cashman out of signing Igawa

  15. anon says:

    I expect to make a killing in the draft this year. Dont disappoint KT

  16. [...] going forward, the team has plenty of arms waiting to replace them in Triple-A. The Yanks recently brought Kevin Towers aboard, who for years worked magic with the Padres bullpen on the cheap, and that’s only going to [...]

  17. [...] he’ll be introduced as a special assistant to GM Brian Cashman. We first learned of the hire back in January, but at least now we know it’ll be absolutely official. Towers will be sort of a roving [...]

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