Derek Montilla

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.

On this episode, Derek and Jesse are discussing no news being bad news on the lockout, being closer to ever to robot umps in MLB, and predicting which D-back will be the next inductee in the Hall of Fame.


On this episode, Derek and Jesse discuss calling in the big guns in the form of super agent Scott Boras, punishing Hall of Fame nominees for past transgressions, and debating the universal designated hitter.


On this episode, Jesse and Derek discuss a 100-year-old Supreme Court antitrust ruling still impacting MLB to this day, if baseball is a business or if its something more, and paying $400 for a hat with holes in it.


On this episode, Jesse and Derek are discussing the recent minor league and international signings by the D-backs, how playing a game in Las Vegas is no big deal, and the abomination that is New Era’s new “Dueling” caps.


On another Mailbag Monday episode, Derek and Jesse are answering questions from Twitter, including the impact Jeff Bannister will have as bench coach, if Jake McCarthy is still a player to watch, and thoughts on the D-backs international signing prospects and the process itself.

Yasmany Tomas

The Arizona Diamondbacks have taken some big swings and misses with free-agent contracts in their short history as a franchise. While spending on marquee names brought them early glory, their luck has taken a turn for the worse lately. Zack Greinke’s contract may not have had the return on investment that the team was seeking, but it could hardly be...

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On this episode, Derek and Jesse are discussing updates from the meeting between MLB and the union, Harrison Bader from the Cardinals taking up a new job during the lockout, and reversing the draft order to prevent tanking.


On this episode, Derek and Jesse are discussing a meeting being set between MLB and the union for this Thursday, Apple in talks to bring baseball to their streaming service, and Jesse’s recent piece on the best worst positions in D-backs history.