The rumor mill is churning and pumped out the following information yesterday: Kirk Gibson will be named the permanent manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
"I'm going to be held accountable for philosophies, the hitting approach, the pitching approach and I want to feel comfortable with who those individuals are."
Towers then added of Gibson, "If Kirk ends up being the guy, support is going to be a big thing for him. ... I think we need potentially more experience on the coaching staff."
The Diamondbacks just ended the most miserable season in recent memory. The team went 65-97 earning it a last-place finish in the National League West.
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Gibson's coaching career began in 2003, when he was named the bench coach of the
Detroit Tigers. In 2007, he was named the D-Backs' bench coach and once D-Backs; manager A.J. Hinch got the boot earlier this season, Gibson filled is as interim manager.
The players seem to be diggin' Kirk.