The Diamondbacks stood pat on trade deadline day, but AJ Preller sure didn’t. How will the Diamondbacks compete in the NL West with Juan Soto in San Diego? Join Jesse Friedman and Jacob Franklin as they react to the final moments of the MLB trade deadline.


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.