Must have missed this before.
A man in a box wrote:San Diego had a great GM in Kevin Towers he doesn't need Sandy Alderson telling him how to run a baseball team.
that's laughable. The Sludge Merchant was far from a "Great GM". I recognize that his financial hands were constrained during his 15 year stay, but one needn't look father than his 15 years of producing zero minor league talent. Sure, prospects are hit or miss, mostly miss, but to routinely miss … for 15 year's?
Other than Jake Peavy, name me some talent …
If Towers hadn't gotten lucky pulling Adrian and Chris Young out of Texas for a busted reliever, he'd of been replaced sooner … he should of been replaced even sooner than that, but since he is a social butterfly, and is liked by all, people looked past his failings. And there were many.