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The Ain't No Fang Podcast

The Ain't No Fang Podcast, hosted by Steve Zinsmeister and Alex Weiner of Arizona Sports, breaks down everything you need to know about the Arizona Diamondbacks.
June 28, 2024

Diamondbacks Midseason Awards

Diamondbacks broadcaster and longtime ANF host Steve Zinsmeister joins Alex Weiner to hand out midseason awwards for team MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.    (31:55)
May 31, 2024

Zac Gallen injury update, checking in with prospect Adrian Del Castillo

Looking at the Diamondbacks' latest injury news involving Zac Gallen. Plus, a conversation with Adrian Del Castillo, Arizona's red-hot catching prospect.    (14:50)
May 24, 2024

Diamondbacks win series over Dodgers, Ketel Marte climbs franchise leaderboards

The Diamondbacks won two of three games against the Dodgers to hit the 50-game mark on a high note. Also, Ketel Marte's hitting streak has him in an exclusive club in D-backs history.     (23:25)
April 19, 2024

Diamondbacks' 20-game takeaways, plus Triple-A Reno manager Blake Lalli

Breaking down what has led to the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-11 record through 20 games. Then, Triple-A Reno manager Blake Lalli joins Alex Weiner to talk about Jordan Montgomery's time with the Aces, Blaze Alexander's evolution and more.    (24:38)
March 27, 2024

Jordan Montgomery bolsters a deep Diamondbacks rotation

Arizona signs a World Series champion at the 11th hour! What does it mean for the rotation and how does it stack up across the league? Plus, can Kevin Ginkel step up to be the clo...   (44:10)
March 19, 2024

Previewing the loaded NL West - Are teams chasing the Diamondbacks?

Alex Weiner and Mitch Vareldzis give their thoughts on recent D-backs roster moves and what it means for the pitching staff. They then go through each team in the division and try to answer their biggest questions.   (46:47)
February 28, 2024

Who will be the fifth starting pitcher in the rotation?

Who will be the fifth starting pitcher in the Diamondbacks rotation? Are there other positions that are up for grabs?   (31:40)
January 26, 2024

D-backs sign Joc Pederson to be their designated hitter!

The D-backs have signed Joc Pederson to be their designated hitter. What will they do against lefties?   (21:02)
December 21, 2023

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. returns to the Diamondbacks!

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will reportedly be signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks. What's left for them to accomplish this offseason?   (28:17)
December 7, 2023

D-backs sign starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to a 4-year deal!

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Eduardo Rodriguez to a 4-year-deal worth $80 million, with a vesting option for a fifth season. Where does their rotation stack up against the...   (20:07)
November 22, 2023

Diamondbacks trade for Eugenio Suarez

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded for third baseman Eugenio Suarez. Arizona Sports' Alex Weiner and Danny Shapiro react to the breaking news.    (12:17)
November 14, 2023

Corbin Carroll wins Rookie of the Year - OFFSEASON PREVIEW!

Corbin Carroll walks away as the unanimous Rookie of the Year. Could his breakout year impact how the Diamondbacks handle their next uber prospect?  Alex and Steve preview so...   (31:06)
November 1, 2023

The Texas Rangers defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series

The Texas Rangers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series. How did we get here, and what does the future hold for this young Snakes team?   (01:40:54)
October 31, 2023

Diamondbacks lose Game Four after digging a hole too deep!

The Diamondbacks lost Game Four after digging a deep hole that they couldn't get out of. Should Merrill Kelly pitch in Game Five?   (01:21:41)
October 30, 2023

Lack of offense leads to D-backs dropping Game Three of the World Series!

The offense disappeared in Game Three! Did Christian Walker's base running blunder cost them the game? What about the umpires?   (01:15:39)
October 28, 2023

Diamondbacks DOMINATE Game Two, head home with the series tied!

The Diamondbacks dominated their way through Game Two! Now they get to face their old friend Max Scherzer.    (01:07:43)
October 27, 2023

Rangers win Game One on an Adolis Garcia walk-off home run

The Rangers won Game One on a walk-off homer from Adolis Garcia. What should the D-backs do to slow the hottest hitter on the planet?   (01:23:55)
October 25, 2023

THE DIAMONDBACKS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!

The Arizona Diamondbacks are heading back to the World Series! Steve Zinsmeister and Mitch Vareldzis check in with D-backs insider Alex Weiner live from Citizens Bank Park after the Game Seven victory!   (16:42)
October 23, 2023

The Diamondbacks force a Game Seven!!!

The Arizona Diamondbacks have forced a Game Seven against the Phillies! Steve Zinsmeister and Mitch Vareldzis check in with Alex Weiner who is live in Philadelphia!   (18:13)
October 21, 2023

Diamondbacks drop Game Five to the Phillies

The Diamondbacks dropped Game Five to the Phillies. Where did Zac Gallen disappear to this postseason? Can the D-backs win two straight games in Philadelphia?   (01:15:29)
October 20, 2023

Alek Thomas homerun helps lead the D-backs to a win in Game Four of the NLCS!

A homerun from Alek Thomas helped propel the Diamondbacks to their win in Game Four of the NLCS! Do they now have the advantage in this series?   (01:14:01)
October 20, 2023

The Diamondbacks were down, but certainly not out of the NLCS!

The Diamondbacks were down, but certainly not out of the NLCS! Can they replicate their winning strategy from Game Three? And who will pitch for the D-backs in Game Four?   (24:45)
October 19, 2023

Ketel Marte walks it off in Game Three!!!

The Diamondbacks are showing life again in the NLCS after a win in Game Three! Who will pitch for the Snakes in Game Four?   (39:23)
October 17, 2023

Diamondbacks have no answer for the Phillies in Game Two!

The Diamondbacks had no answer for the Phillies after losing 10-0 in Game Two. What can they do to turn things around when this series comes back to Chase Field?   (21:38)
October 16, 2023

Diamondbacks drop Game One to the Phillies

The Diamondbacks dropped Game One to the Phillies and their ace Zack Wheeler. D-backs insider Alex Weiner checks in from Philadelphia to describe the mood in the clubhouse after the loss.    (10:45)
October 12, 2023

D-backs dominate the Dodgers, look ahead to the NLCS!

Alex Weiner and Steve Zinsmeister put a bow on the Diamondbacks dominance over the Dodgers, and begin to look ahead to what might be awaiting them in the NLCS.    (25:17)
October 11, 2023

The Diamondbacks sweep the Dodgers and head to the NLCS!

The Arizona Diamondbacks have swept the Dodgers, and will head to the NLCS for the first time in 16 years!   (48:18)
October 9, 2023

Diamondbacks take a 2-0 lead on the Dodgers!

D-backs insider Alex Weiner checks in from Los Angeles after the Diamondbacks took a 2-0 lead on the Dodgers!    (12:48)
October 7, 2023

The Arizona Diamondbacks cruise over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1

Alex Weiner, live from Los Angeles, and Jeremy Schnell discuss the Arizona Diamondbacks' impressive 11-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS.   (14:23)
October 4, 2023

The Diamondbacks eliminate the Brewers and head for the NLDS!

The Arizona Diamondbacks eliminated the Brewers and head for the NLDS against the Dodgers!   (19:02)
October 3, 2023

D-backs take Game One of the Wild Card Series!

The Diamondbacks pulled off a win in Game One against the Brewers! How does that set them up for Game Two?   (13:44)
October 1, 2023

The Diamondbacks are heading to the playoffs!

The Arizona Diamondbacks clinched a playoff spot! But did they put themselves behind the eight ball with their starting pitching situation?   (37:10)
September 28, 2023

D-backs could clinch a playoff spot today!

The Arizona Diamondbacks could clinch a playoff spot today! But as they approach the playoffs, they are running low on starting pitching!   (26:11)
September 13, 2023

Ain't No Fang - D-backs clinging to a wild card spot!

The Diamondbacks are clinging to a wild card spot, and they are doing it because of their new found strength: The bullpen!   (21:38)
September 7, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Jordan Lawlar's September Call Up

The Diamondbacks are calling up their star prospect Jordan Lawlar. Can he help them reach the playoffs? And where does Nick Ahmed rank on the all-time list of top shortstops in Arizona?   (24:56)
September 1, 2023

Ain't No Fang - D-backs were duds against the Dodgers

Why do the D-backs always seem to fall apart when they face the Dodgers?    (14:57)
August 24, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Winners of 9 of the last 11

The Diamondbacks are winning games despite the instability in their starting rotation!   (31:19)
August 14, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Roster Shakeup

The Arizona Diamondbacks are shaking up the roster in hopes of sparking some wins.    (30:49)
August 2, 2023

Ain't No Fang - D-backs make four trades at the deadline!

The Arizona Diamondbacks made four trades at the deadline, but did they get much better for a playoff push?   (30:00)
July 31, 2023

Ain't No Fang - D-backs add Paul Sewald

The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded for closer Paul Sewald. Steve and Alex evaluate the trade and how it will impact the team's plans for other potential trades!   (14:34)
July 28, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Trade Deadline Approaches

The Diamondbacks have only a few days left before the trade deadline. Will they add to their team as they try to make a playoff push?   (47:13)
July 21, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Diamondbacks beat the Braves!

The Diamondbacks won a series against the best team in the National League! Does that reassure them that they should be buyers at the trade deadline?   (36:47)
July 11, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Home Run Derby

Steve and Alex recap the best parts of the Home Run Derby. Who would win an all-Diamondbacks derby?   (50:30)
July 3, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Three Diamondbacks All Stars

The Arizona Diamondbacks will have at least three all stars in Seattle. Steve Zinsmeister and Alex Weiner discuss who got in, and who got snubbed!   (49:03)
June 28, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Trades we'd like to see the Diamondbacks make

Cody, Steve and Alex run through several trades that they'd like to see the Diamondbacks make as they push for the playoffs!   (52:35)
June 22, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Corbin Carroll for MVP???

Is Corbin Carroll the MVP in the National League?    (28:14)
June 13, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Torey defends his best player!

Torey Lovullo gets ejected for defending Corbin Carroll! Does Carroll have a legit shot to be MVP in 2023?   (32:46)
June 6, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Torey Lovullo's contract extension

Torey Lovullo got a contract extension through the 2024 season. Should they have locked him up longer?   (31:36)
June 1, 2023

Ain't No Fang - How many D-backs will make the All-Star team?

How many D-backs will make the All-Star team this year? How many will be starters?   (31:17)
May 23, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Lourdes Rakes

The D-backs have the hottest hitter in baseball right now! The guys also discuss a story of what led to Madison Bumgarner's ugly end to his time in Arizona.   (33:33)
May 19, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Alek Thomas sent down

Alek Thomas has been sent down to Reno. Is he already starting to figure things out at the plate after only one game?   (40:29)
May 11, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Bullpen Usage

Are the Diamondbacks over-working their best relief pitchers?   (44:44)
May 4, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Pfaadt's debut

Brandon Pfaadt had a rough debut, but that doesn't mean there aren't things to be excited about!   (41:22)
April 27, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Who will the D-backs add to the starting rotation?

The Diamondbacks have an open spot in their starting rotation. Will they fill it with their top pitching prospect?   (40:02)
April 20, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Madison Bumgarner DFA'd

Madison Bumgarner has been designated for assignment. The Diamondbacks made the right decision!   (28:16)
April 17, 2023

Ain't No Fang - The Milkman Delivers

After a rough start to the season, Zac Gallen is back to doing ace-type things!   (31:12)
April 10, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Offense kicks into high gear

The Diamondbacks offense kicks into high gear in their second series against the Dodgers. Can they maintain this style of play over the long run?   (32:44)
April 3, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Split with the Dodgers

The Diamondbacks start the season with a split against the Dodgers. However, things might be worse than they appear.    (36:11)
March 16, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Corbin Carroll Extension

The Diamondbacks locked up Corbin Carroll to a long term deal. Will he turn into the superstar that they hope he will?   (46:37)
March 4, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Is the 5th starter locked up?

Is the 5th spot in the rotation Drey Jameson's to lose? Also early thoughts on the pitch clock.   (27:02)
February 23, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Bold Predictions for the 2023 Season

Cody and Steve have some bold predictions for the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2023 season!   (54:53)
February 15, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Opening Day Roster Predictions

Which players will make the Opening Day roster for the Diamondbacks?   (52:21)
February 2, 2023

Ain't No Fang - D-backs should reunite with two former relievers!

The Diamondbacks should reunite with two of their former relievers, for totally different reasons!   (47:43)
January 13, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Should the D-backs sign Trevor Bauer?

Should the Arizona Diamondbacks reunite with controversial pitcher Trevor Bauer?   (50:22)
January 3, 2023

Ain't No Fang - Evan Longoria

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly agreed to sign Evan Longoria. What role will he play for this team?   (41:29)
December 27, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Varsho Trade

The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded Daulton Varsho to the Blue Jays. Was it a good trade?   (58:21)
December 22, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Correa's Surprise

How did Carlos Correa flip from one team to another during free agency? Will the Diamondbacks make any significant moves this offseason?   (50:32)
December 8, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Winter Meetings

All the biggest headlines from the Winter Meetings! How does it all impact the Arizona Diamondbacks?   (27:15)
October 27, 2022

Ain't No Fang - D-backs players look to bring home some hardware

Several Diamondbacks players are up for some 2022 awards. Which ones are plausible?   (01:04:45)
October 13, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Are the D-backs done with MadBum?

A new report suggests that the D-backs would like to trade Madison Bumgarner in the near future. Could it happen?   (57:39)
October 6, 2022

Ain't No Fang - 2022 Season Wrap Up

Cody Fincher and Steve Zinsmeister wrap up the 2022 season for the Arizona Diamondbacks and look at some of the storylines for the Wild Card Round.    (54:00)
September 29, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Alek Thomas Demoted

Alek Thomas was sent down to Reno and responded brilliantly!    (01:03:11)
September 16, 2022

Ain't No Fang - New Look Rotation

Several young D-backs starting pitchers have made their debuts this season. How might they change the future of the organization?   (33:27)
September 8, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Zac Gallen's Scoreless Streak

Zac Gallen's scoreless innings streak could solidify his place in history. Where does he rank all-time among Diamondbacks pitchers?   (57:05)
August 31, 2022

Ain't No Fang - The Future Is Now!

The future is now for the Arizona Diamondbacks! The additions of Corbin Carroll, Alek Thomas, Daulton Varsho, Jake McCarthy and others shows that this team is exciting again!   (35:37)
August 25, 2022

Ain't No Fang - What's wrong with Madison Bumgarner?

Torey Lovullo is skipping Madison Bumgarner's turn in the rotation. What's wrong with the veteran pitcher?   (34:15)
August 18, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Welcome to the Stone Age

Stone Garrett has arrived, and the Diamondbacks still have Corbin Carroll in the minors. What does the future look like?   (01:04:15)
August 3, 2022

Ain't No Fang - D-backs Quiet At Trade Deadline

The Arizona Diamondbacks were pretty quiet during this year's MLB Trade Deadline, while teams around them were making a lot of noise. Steve Zinsmeister and Cody Fincher react to w...   (57:31)
July 13, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Trades we'd like to see the D-backs make

Steve Zinsmeister and Cody Fincher discuss the trades that they'd like to see the Diamondbacks make before the deadline.    (01:04:45)
June 29, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Rotation Spot Up For Grabs

The Diamondbacks had one alternating spot in their starting rotation. Now they might have two. Who deserves a shot?   (58:29)
June 16, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Hazen's Trade Deadline Plan

Mike Hazen discusses the team's plan as we approach the trade deadline. Will they be buyers or sellers?   (44:51)
June 7, 2022

Ain't No Fang - D-backs add Dallas Keuchel & Cole Tucker

The Diamondbacks made two interesting additions in Dallas Keuchel and Cole Tucker. Are these good additions? What do they mean for the short term and long term?   (17:56)
June 4, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Which Diamondbacks could be traded at the deadline?

Which Arizona Diamondbacks could be traded at the deadline this season?    (43:24)
May 28, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Goldy Trade In Hindsight

Paul Goldschmidt has been the best hitter in baseball the past few weeks, and it's making us feel worse about the trade.    (47:30)
May 17, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Bullpen Woes

The D-backs bullpen is one of the worst in the league, and Mark Melancon's numbers are bad. Should he still be closing games?   (42:04)
May 11, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Alek Thomas Arrives

Top prospect Alek Thomas has arrived in the major leagues. Is he there to stay?   (53:01)
May 2, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Brent Strom Impact

The addition of Brent Strom to the coaching staff has led to strong seasons from key Diamondbacks pitchers.    (52:33)
April 17, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Where is Beer?

Seth Beer is the only Diamondback player that is hitting right now. So why isn't he playing more?   (30:37)
April 10, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Recapping the First Series

The Diamondbacks dropped the first series of the season, and the offense went missing. Also, is Caleb Smith a better fit for the bullpen than the starting rotation?   (43:19)
April 5, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Starting Rotation Announced

The Diamondbacks have announced their starting rotation, and there's a surprise in there.    (52:28)
March 28, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Ketel Marte Extension

The Diamondbacks have extended their best player. Will they build a good team around him before it's too late?   (01:02:48)
March 17, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Spring Training Begins

Spring training has officially begun. The Diamondbacks are reuniting with familiar face!   (01:09:57)
March 10, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Baseball is Back!!!

After a long delay, baseball is back! So will we get a full spring training? Which rules are changing? And where will the top free agents land?   (01:05:22)
March 2, 2022

Ain't No Fang - No Deal!

The MLB owners and MLBPA couldn't come to an agreement, and now real baseball games are being cancelled. Whose side should you be on?   (55:45)
February 14, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Rob Manfred Jumps the Gun

Rob Manfred says baseball is still scheduled to start on time, but that's looking almost impossible. Is it just a negotiation tactic? Plus, some bad news for Diamondbacks fans!   (49:44)
February 9, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Randy Johnson News

There's news surrounding the greatest player to ever play for the Diamondbacks. Plus, Rob Manfred is scheduled to speak on Thursday. What will he say?   (46:28)
January 27, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Hall of Fame Results

Should steroid users be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Is there a way to tell their story in the Hall without "enshrining" them?   (01:00:46)
January 21, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Things that haunt D-backs fans!

What moments or deals still haunt the D-backs fanbase?    (47:23)
December 17, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Lockout Lingers

The MLB lockout is lingering, and could impact the free agent market as we head toward 2022. How might it impact the Diamondbacks?   (40:48)
November 20, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Free Agency Frenzy

Where will all the big free agents sign this offseason? Could the Diamondbacks be in on any of them?   (58:08)