As spring training gets closer, we are discussing the Arizona Diamondbacks non-roster invitees and who we think has a chance of joining the D-backs major league roster in 2023. We also are discussing who is in and who is out of the World Baseball Classic and how the absolute nightmare that is downtown Phoenix this week may have played into the Diamondbacks’ decision to cancel FanFest.


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.