The rich somehow inexplicably get richer as the San Diego Padres land free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts with an 11-year, $280 million deal. So what about that other guy they have at shortstop until 2034? Also, the D-backs escape the Rule 5 Draft unscathed…for now.


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.