“I can still hear you saying…you would never break the chain.” Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo is committed to pitcher Madison Bumgarner being in the starting rotation, but can MadBum still be effective in that role? Or will he be a detriment to the D-backs and their playoff hopes?


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.