When Kevin Towers was hired as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks he had two goals in mind: get the team to play .500 or better baseball and develop a strong farm system.
So far, so good.
While many outside the organization are surprised to see the D-backs six games over .500, Towers thought highly of his club from the very beginning.
“I thought why couldn’t we be a .500 ballclub at least,” Towers said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf. “Then, when you get to .500 anything can happen. A lot of that was basing the Diamondbacks on the Padres, who I did have some history with. I said ‘if those guys can win 90 games with their offense, why can’t we?'”