PHOENIX -- While recent radio comments made by D-backs managing general partner Ken Kendrick may have ruffled some feathers, GM Kevin Towers said his boss has every right to speak his mind.
"He's the owner, and he's got every right to vent if he feels like he wants to vent," Towers said. "I think he stands by his comments, and that happens in New York City about once a month and in Boston and other cities. It shocks everybody when it happens out here, because you don't see it happen that often. He's a good person, he cares and to me I'm just proud that I work for an owner that cares that much, that watches the game, follows the game and kind of feels like he has his finger on the pulse of what's happening and wants to get better."
Towers was asked if he thought Kendrick was trying to light a fire under the team.
"I don't know all the reasons behind it," Towers said. "Maybe it was a shot over the bow to all of us to 'Hey let's go.' Who knows, maybe it will motivate us."