Saturday, October 03, 2009

The Columnists Start to Chime in on Towers/Padres

Saturday October 3, 2009

We are starting to see some of the columnists chiming in on their thoughts on the Towers firing by Padres owner and CEO Jeff Moorad.

It has been pretty consistent.

Buster Olney of ESPN says - "A "Major League" move by the Padres"
As in Major League the movie, not as in big league. In other words, bush league.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is not as nice - "GM Towers is better off out of San Diego"
I loved this line from his article, "

"Yes, we've turned around our season, going 36-24 since July 28. Yes, this is arguably Kevin's finest job in 14 years as GM. Yes, we might actually contend in 2010.

"But it is time for a change."

Scott Miller of CBS Sports said - "Amateur Hour again in San Diego"

None of these guys seem to understand why Towers was cut loose. All of them question Moorad's rationale.

"If the guy is so good and he has put the team in the position to contend in the future, why are you firing him?" seems to be the overriding question.

1 comment:

  1. ThePadFather10/04/2009 3:39 PM

    I think everyone knows firing KT was about Moorad having control, not about performance. Moorad is a type A personality that isn't going to be happy unless he is micromanaging everyone and everything.

    KT will get another job and hopefully its not in the NL West where he will kill the PAds for years to come.