Easy come, easy go. The Arizona Diamondbacks had to make some tough decisions in finalizing their 40-man roster, and we’re breaking down the results from Tuesday. We’re also grading Merrill Kelly’s 2022 season and taking a look at the similarities between the D-backs and their sister franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays.


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.