Are the Arizona Diamondbacks actually good? And can they be good if their pitching continues to struggle? We take a look at how hot the competition is in the NL West and what the D-backs will need to do to keep up with the Padres and the Dodgers. We also look back at Brandon Pfaadt’s first start and start the “Geraldo Perdomo for MVP” campaign.


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.