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Are you kidding?
Towers inherited Goldschmidt, Upton, Drew, Parra, CY, Montero, and Roberts, in all 22.8 of the 23.4 Offensive WAR the 2011 team produced.
he also inherited Kennedy, Hudson, Saunders, Collmentor, Demel, and others for a total of 10.1 of around 13 positive WAR the 2011 pitching staff generated.
And almost all of these players were and are CHEAP.
He made one great trade and one good signing to fix the bullpen, and it was enough for Byrnes /Dipotos team to win the West and make the NLCS. Giving Towers credit for that season is like giving Ronaldd Reagan credit for building the space shuttle.
Since then Towers has made a series of lousy trades and signings to slowly erode the pile if cheap tablet he inherited, both in the MLB team and farm seem.
The Parker trade raised payroll to make the team worse.
Signing a DH to play raised payroll to bench a better outfielder and cripple the outfield defense.
Trading a valuable CF for a no hit shortstop, then trading a top pitching prospect to get a younger no-hit short stop.
Signing a declining platoon outfielder who is worse than the CF you traded for $28M.
Overpaying to have 2 of the worst offensive players of the last decade on your bench.
KT has misspent money on nearly every deal, is slowly making the team and organization worse, while increasing payroll in the worst ways possible.
2011 Diamondbacks Team WAR/Salary
Byrnes/Dipoto acquisitions WAR/Salary
Position Players: 23.6 WAR/$29M
Pitchers: 6.7 WAR/$12M
Kevin Towers acquisitions WAR/Salary
Position Players: 0 WAR/$17M
Pitchers: 0.6 WAR/$13M
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