Towers is an interesting specimen. Not too often will you see a major league pitcher with exactly the same amount of HR and BB allowed in his career, especially with 726 IP. That speaks volumes for his control (1.51 BB/9) but also his capacity for serving meatballs (1.51 HR/9). So when Towers is on the mound, we can start an outfield of Jesus Flores, Wily Mo Pena and Dmitri Young and it wouldn't make a difference. Good to know.
Towers, like most Nats acquisitions these days, has a few warts. He seems to run his mouth a little too much, which in itself isn't a big issue, until he starts calling out the Manager.
Good to know we now have the 2 best full-season starters from the 80-82 2005 Blue Jays, though. At least he knows Syracuse well, having spent a lot of time in 2003 and 2006 (and a little time in 2004) there.
Drunk Jays Fans has a...how do I describe it..."farewell" to Josh written when he left the team after the 2007 season. A warning-language is NSFW, starting with the title.
Tireball.com also has a look from a few days ago, wondering where Towers would end up.
So now presenting one of your possible 2009 Washington Nationals, Josh Towers!