Buzz: Minaya Interested in Hiring Towers and Ricciardi

Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes that Omar Minaya is interested in hiring former Padres GM Kevin Towers and former Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi, both of whom were fired by their respective teams this past weekend.

Sherman believes this could be a ‘nervy move,’ in that they would be arriving at a time when Minaya is on shaky ground with his own team, and could be hiring his eventual replacement.

…i think towers is a good baseball guy to have around, but why would he want to accept a lower position than he previously had… i have to think it would need to be a highly influential role and, if he eventually doesn’t succeed minaya, the marriage would be shortlived…

Minaya worked with Towers on the deal that sent Heath Bell to San Diego for Jon Adkins and Ben Johnson in 2006.

For more, check out Sherman’s article.