On Thursday, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have hired Joe Mather as their new hitting coach to replace Darnell Coles and Eric Hinske, who were let go midseason. “First of all, I got a chance to sit down with some unbelievable candidates,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “It made my decision extremely hard, and that’s what I was hoping for. But…

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Derek Montilla, occasionally known as The Mayor of PHNX, has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks beat for over 10 seasons. He's a career .093 hitter as an amateur with more errors than runs scored, so everyone decided that the press box was a better fit. The Arizona native is a diehard fan of all Valley sports and can also be found roaming free ringside at local pro wrestling shows.