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.