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Reds reportedly targeting Kevin Towers

Because of course they are.

Norm Hall

In a move that can only be described as Schumakerian, the Cincinnati Reds are reportedly interested in bringing in former Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers as part of whatever Dinobot mega-monster Walt Jocketty is creating in the front office, per Buster Olney.

Since Jocketty's arrival, former GM's have been popping up like hotcakes in the front office, with the likes of Cam Bonifay and Bill Bavasi holding down spots of various merit over the years.  With the recent departure of assistant GM Bob Miller, it now appears the man who chose grit, gutsiness, and getting his butt handed to him in favor of advanced analysis and common sense in Arizona may well be part of the Reds' brain trust going forward.

Remember when he traded away cost-controlled Justin Upton for peanuts and shipped off top pitching prospects Tyler Skaggs & Trevor Bauer in back to back off-seasons?  Yeah, he did that.  We'll casually not mention that he was...oops, yes we will...part of the San Diego Padres front office that let Bruce Bochy go to the divisional rival San Francisco Giants, too.

So, on the same day that universally lauded baseball mind-person Joe Maddon becomes a free agent, the Reds target a man universally questioned as such to be a part of their organization.