Team USA has advanced to the World Baseball Classic championship and will be led on the mound by Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly. We discuss why Merrill the Mainstay is a great choice despite the criticism about him getting the start. We also have your updates from D-backs camp, including more on Gabriel Moreno’s injury and if we should panic about Zac Gallen’s spring training stats.


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.