When baseball’s existing Collective Bargaining Agreement expired on Dec. 1 and the owners proceeded to lock out the Players Association, we were led to believe that a negotiation for a new CBA would take place. Unfortunately, that’s not what is happening. Instead, we’re seeing a very rigid MLB standing firm on any requests by the union while time slips away….

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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.