Derek Montilla

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.
D-backs Podcast

There’s bad blood between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Diamond Sports group after DSG missed their final opportunity to make their rights payment. Will MLB be forced to step in and broadcast games? Or will Diamond continue to handle D-backs games through the bankruptcy process? We also have your D-backs spring updates and discuss if Major League Baseball should adopt the WBC’s run rule.

D-backs Podcast

A series of unfortunate injuries in baseball have already completely changed the landscape of the World Baseball Classic, Major League Baseball, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Edwin Diaz’s season-ending injury raises questions about MLB superstars participating in the WBC, and injuries to Corbin Martin and Mark Melancon immediately impact the D-backs Opening Day roster.

D-backs Podcast

We are joined by Senior Editor for RotoWire and the host of RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM, Jeff Erickson, to talk about who he likes on the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2023 and how difficult it can be to predict which prospects will be the next fantasy superstars. We are also discussing Lars Nootbar’s pepper grinder celly being the talk of the World Baseball Classic and what exactly the Sod Poodles are up to in Amarillo with their new alternate team name.