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Miguel Montero defends Kevin Towers by blaming the team he put together

“First of all, I just want to say that I’ve been reading all the comments about Gibby and KT and I just would be very disappointed if something happened to them,” Montero said referring to either or both of them losing their jobs. “The bottom line is, it’s our responsibility to go out there and take care of business. I just wanted to say that, because the blame should be on us. It should be on the players, it should be on us, because we haven’t played the way we are supposed to play.”


“I read all the articles and we see what’s going on,” Montero said. “We’re smart, we know how the game goes, we know how the business goes and obviously I just feel bad. Because you know the bottom line, it’s our responsibility to come here and do our job and we haven’t been doing it. We can’t put the blame on them. Nobody can put the blame on them because they’ve been the guys that have been coming here working their butt off every day, day in and day out with the best attitude.”

-Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, defending manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers in the face of an MLB-worst 7-18 start. Montero has hit .237/.326/.356 and accrued 1.4 fWAR in the first year-plus of a franchise-record five-year, $60 million contract given to him by Towers in May of 2012. (via