D-backs hunt down to DiPoto, Towers
DiPoto, 42, who was promoted from scouting director when GM Josh Byrnes was fired on July 1, helped his case by acquiring Daniel Hudson in the trade of Edwin Jackson and making other trade-deadline moves.
Towers, 48, has a fine reputation after 14 seasons as the Padres GM. During his tenure, San Diego made the National League playoffs four times and advanced to the World Series in 1998. He was fired last season after Jeff Moorad became Padres CEO, and is now a special assistant to Yankees GM Brian Cashman.