A perfect fit
From Tim Sullivan (San Diego Union-Tribune):
Kevin Towers would like to see how the other half spends.
After 14 years of bargain-basement baseball, the Padres’ deposed general manager wants a glimpse of life in the penthouse. He’s looking to land at least a temporary gig with some big-budget ballclub that is undaunted by the deep end of the talent pool.
“I don’t think I really know the AL as well as I know the NL, and I think it would be more educational,” Towers said between bites of a burger on Morena Boulevard. “Preferably, (with) more of a big-market club. I’d like to see how they do business, how you put an American League team together.
“I’ve always been used to a small pool of free agents. And even in trades, you can usually eliminate about 50 percent of the players on a lot of clubs’ rosters who wouldn’t fit in (the Padres’) budget. My focus has always been on a small group. I want to learn what is the process a GM has with a large group of players — internationally and domestically. How does that work?”
Based on his comments, Towers and the Yankees are a perfect fit, right?
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