Diamondbacks fans blew a collective sigh of relief this winter when 2021 saves leader Mark Melancon signed a two-year, $14 million deal as their team’s new closer. Melancon hasn’t been as advertised, which is a familiar story for D-backs fans.
Mark Melancon is latest addition to list of shaky Diamondbacks closers under Mike HazenBy Jesse Friedman
Author Jesse Friedman
Born and raised in Phoenix metro, Jesse’s sports broadcasting career began at the age of 12 when he impersonated D-backs radio voice Greg Schulte on FOX Sports Arizona as the Arizona Diamondbacks Kidkaster. He started writing and podcasting about the Diamondbacks shortly thereafter, and has been doing it ever since. Now, Jesse is a podcast host and writer for PHNX Diamondbacks. Jesse has a math degree and a journalism minor from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.