MLB free agency remains stagnant, the Hall of Fame releases an unimpressive 2023 ballot, and Alek Manoah is not making friends during the holidays. But Reno Aces manager Gil Velazquez stops by to cheer us up and tell us a bit more about the future stars of the D-backs organization.


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.