The Hank Aaron Award has been a precursor to the MVP in the past, and 2022 may be no different. Also, the Automated Ball/Strike technology and challenge system is expanding as we inch closer to robot umps in MLB.


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.