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The Ain't No Fang Podcast

"How can you not be romantic about baseball?" Steve Zinsmeister and Cody Fincher discuss the latest news and storylines surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks and Major League Baseball on The Ain't No Fang Podcast.
May 18, 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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (41:34)
May 12, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Alek Thomas Arrives

Top prospect Alek Thomas has arrived in the major leagues. Is he there to stay? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (52:31)
May 3, 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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (52:03)
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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (30:07)
April 11, 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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (42:49)
April 6, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Starting Rotation Announced

The Diamondbacks have announced their starting rotation, and there's a surprise in there.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (51:58)
March 29, 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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:02:18)
March 18, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Spring Training Begins

Spring training has officially begun. The Diamondbacks are reuniting with familiar face! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:09:27)
March 11, 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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:04:52)
March 3, 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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (55:15)
February 15, 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (49:14)
February 10, 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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (45:58)
January 28, 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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:00:16)
January 22, 2022

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

What moments or deals still haunt the D-backs fanbase?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (46:53)
December 18, 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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (40:18)
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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (57:38)
November 6, 2021

Ain't No Fang - D-backs Make Some Roster Moves

The Diamondbacks made a few roster moves this week. Did they make sense? We also have a new bench coach in town with Jeff Banister. Do we like the hire? We also put a bow on the 2021 World Series.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (56:12)
October 26, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Mike Ferrin at the World Series

Mike Ferrin talks about his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and sets the stage for the World Series.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (35:05)
October 22, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Postseason drama

Can the Dodgers and Red Sox overcome series deficits as the postseason rolls on? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (56:17)
October 15, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Dodgers Advance on a Judgement Call

The Dodgers advance to the NLCS on a judgement call. Should check swings be reviewable in the postseason? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (38:59)
October 7, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Playoff Baseball!

The Diamondbacks ended their season with a walkoff homerun that cost them the #1 pick in the draft. At least we have playoff baseball to talk about! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (49:28)
October 1, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Bumgarner's Homecoming

Madison Bumgarner's homecoming in San Francisco was a rare highlight during this awful D-backs season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (57:16)
September 24, 2021

Ain't fNo Fang - Lovullo's Contract Extension

The Diamondbacks have extended Torey Lovullo's contract. Was that the right decision? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (26:00)
September 22, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Seth Beer Surgery

Seth Beer will be getting surgery on his shoulder. Why can't the Diamondbacks have nice things? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (53:59)
September 17, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Hooray Beer!

Seth Beer finally cracks the major leagues and then goes down with an injury. This is why we can't have nice things. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (56:55)
September 9, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Torey Speaks His Mind

The Diamondbacks are struggling in September. What does the end of their season have in store? Torey Lovullo speaks his mind.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (41:35)
September 2, 2021

Ain't No Fang - September Call Ups

The Diamondbacks opted for a few small September call ups. Is the youth movement in full swing? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (48:57)
August 26, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Derek's Final Show

Derek Montilla's final show is full of surprises! Should the D-backs start playing the young guys more? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (51:01)
August 18, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Gilbert No-Hitter

Tyler Gilbert's no-hitter is the highlight of the season. Are the Diamondbacks winning at an inopportune time? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (48:33)
August 13, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Field of Dreams

Is "Field of Dreams" the best baseball movie? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:50)
August 6, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Worst Loss Of The Season

The Arizona Diamondbacks suffer their worst loss of the season after they implode against the Giants.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (49:16)
July 30, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Trade Deadline

The Arizona Diamondbacks make two trades leading up to the deadline. Do they have a direction for the future? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (54:34)
July 22, 2021

Ain't No Fang - 4-Game Winning Streak

The Diamondbacks went on a 4-game winning streak just before the trade deadline. Could this impact which players get moved before the end of the month? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (52:07)
July 15, 2021

Ain't No Fang - 2nd Half Bounce-Back Candidates

Which member of the Arizona Diamondbacks could bounce back in the 2nd half of the season? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:54)
July 9, 2021

Ain't No Fang - All Star Week

The Diamondbacks' only all star also happens to be their best trade chip. Will he be around after the break? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (52:38)
July 1, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Locastro Trade

The Diamondbacks have started the dismantling of the team, after trading Tim Locastro to the Yankees.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (39:39)
June 25, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Time to make trades?

Is it time for the Diamondbacks to start making some trades?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:52)
June 18, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Shattering Records (in a bad way)

The Arizona Diamondbacks are breaking records... in a bad way.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (47:44)
June 10, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Coaches Fired

The Diamondbacks have fired a pair of coaches. Who could be next? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (07:41)
June 10, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Losing Streak

What direction is the Diamondbacks organization heading after suffering so many losses this season?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (39:07)
June 4, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Mike Ferrin

Mike Ferrin joins the Ain't No Fang Podcast to try to help everyone forget about the month of May for the D-backs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (29:26)
May 21, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Marte Returns

Ketel Marte makes his return with the Diamondbacks! And a former Diamondbacks front office member sparks a controversy around the sport! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:29)
May 14, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Injuries Galore

Diamondbacks players are getting injured at alarming rates. Some are already on their second IL stint. Can the team overcome the injury bug? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (29:28)
May 6, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Albert Pujols Released

Albert Pujols was released by the Angels, but might have some interest elsewhere. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are getting injured players back! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (39:51)
April 30, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Carson Kelly Rakes!

Carson Kelly is on fire! Has Caleb Smith earned a chance to break back into the starting rotation? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:10)
April 23, 2021

Ain't No Fang - David Peralta's Big Game

David Peralta and the Diamondbacks experienced a surge of offense against the Reds. Can the team maintain that offensive firepower as the season continues? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:11)
April 15, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Things Looking Up

With Ahmed, Calhoun and Gallen back on the team, the Diamondbacks appear to be heading in a better direction. Can Madison Bumgarner turn things around? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (39:04)
April 9, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Ketel Marte's Injury

Does Ketel Marte's injury spell disaster for the Diamondbacks? Why did the team move Caleb Smith to the bullpen after only one start? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (45:13)
April 2, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Opening Day

The Diamondbacks couldn't pull out a win on Opening Day, but their lineup caught some attention.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (42:52)
March 25, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Zac Gallen's Injury

When can the Diamondbacks expect to have Zac Gallen back from his injury? Which D-backs players could make a big impact in fantasy baseball? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (39:06)
March 18, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Clarity on Ketel Marte's Role

Torey Lovullo provides a little clarity about Ketel Marte's primary position this season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (31:53)
March 12, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Torey Lovullo's Contract

Do the Diamondbacks need to extend Torey Lovullo's contract before the season starts? Also, the team sent down Andy Young. Does that bode well for players like Josh Rojas? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (36:49)
March 3, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Kole Calhoun Injury

What will the Diamondbacks do while Kole Calhoun is injured? Do they need to add outfield depth? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (41:59)
February 26, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Roster Predictions

Who will make the Opening Day roster for the Diamondacks? Derek, Steve and Cody make their predictions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (51:45)
February 18, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Who plays center?

Who will play center field for the D-backs? Will it be Ketel Marte or could they bring in a free agent soon? Also, Cody Fincher and Derek Montilla tell you who needs to step up the most in 2021.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (23:19)
February 11, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Nick Ahmed reacts to NL West offseason moves

Nick Ahmed joins to the podcast to highlight an important cause that he is a part of, and reacts to some of the big moves in the NL West during the offseason.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (25:09)
February 4, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Joakim Soria

The Diamondbacks appear to have a new closer after signing Joakim Soria. Will they make any other additions to the bullpen? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (42:37)
January 29, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Curt Schilling's Hall of Fame Debacle

Derek Montilla and Steve Zinsmeister run through Curt Schilling's Hall of Fame drama, and some potential blockbuster trades that could affect the NL West.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (54:00)
January 21, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Jared Porter's Huge Mistake

Steve Zinsmeister and Derek Montilla address the incident involving Jared Porter sending inappropriate pictures to a female reporter. Also, the offseason starts to heat up, as the Padres make another ...   (53:15)
January 15, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Can the D-backs compete?

Can the Diamondbacks even compete with the Padres and the Dodgers in 2021? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (42:36)
October 29, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Season Wrap Up

The Dodgers finally win another World Series, but not without some controversy. Did Kevin Cash blow the whole series by making one bad decision?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (41:34)
October 15, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Championship Series

Which teams will win their respective series and head to the World Series? Would you rather see an Astros vs Dodgers World Series, or a Rays vs Braves Fall Classic? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (31:00)
October 9, 2020

Ain't No Fang - D-backs Awards

The Ain't No Fang gang hands out awards for the D-backs season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (49:28)
October 1, 2020

Ain't No Fang - End of the Season

The Ain't No Fang boys wrap up the disappointing season for the Diamondbacks, and discuss some of the areas that the team needs to improve moving forward.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (46:48)
September 18, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Rat Leon

Is there anything that the Diamondbacks can do in the final nine games that would make you feel better about this season? And what the heck is Rat Leon? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (34:49)
September 10, 2020

Ain't No Fang - End of an Era

The D-backs proved that they are moving on to a new era, with younger players. The made it clear with a roster move that happened in the middle of the podcast.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (35:50)
September 1, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Fire Sale

The D-backs had a fire sale after realizing that the team just wasn't performing well enough. Did they get enough in return to feel confident about the future? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (42:05)
August 28, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Trade Deadline Ideas

Derek, Cody and Steve throw around a few trade ideas for the Diamondbacks to pull off before Monday's deadline.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (50:08)
August 21, 2020

Ain't No Fang - The Return of J.D. Martinez?

Could the Diamondbacks make a trade for J.D. Martinez.... again??? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (45:43)
August 14, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Finding An Identity

The Diamondbacks are still trying to find their identity during this shortened season. Will they be able to find it quick enough to turn things around? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (40:02)
August 7, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Offensive Surge

The Diamondbacks seem to be back in the swing of things offensively. But how long will their offensive surge last? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (46:06)
July 31, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Slow Start

The Arizona Diamondbacks started the season much slower than anticipated. Are their playoff hopes dwindling already? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (41:44)
July 23, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Season Preview

Derek Montilla and Steve Zinsmeister preview the MLB season for the Diamondbacks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:48)
July 16, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Intrasquad

D-backs summer camp has no shortage of stories, including a new-look Robbie Ray. What will the Diamondbacks do with him, considering his contract situation? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (29:00)
July 7, 2020

Ain't No Fang - First Game

Derek Montilla was one of very few people who got to attend the Diamondbacks' first game since spring training. So what were the virus protocols like?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:06)
July 2, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Opt Out

Mike Leake became the first MLB player to opt out of the 2020 season. How will that affect the Diamondbacks this year? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (33:53)
June 25, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Baseball Is Back

Baseball is finally scheduled to take place! But how will it all work, and how will a shortened season affect the Arizona Diamondbacks? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (42:47)
June 18, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Deal or No Deal

The players and the owners thought they came to a deal for a 2020 season, but it turns out they still have their differences.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (37:53)
June 12, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Crunch Time

The MLB owners and players are running out of time to come to a deal. Will they get it done at crunch time? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (39:39)
June 4, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Who has the leverage?

The MLB owners and players are still at odds with each other over a possible 2020 season. Who has the upper hand.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (42:19)
May 29, 2020

Ain't No Fang - The Proposal

The MLB owners made their first economic proposal to the players...and the players are not happy about it.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (34:05)
May 15, 2020

Ain't No Fang - All About The Money

The MLB players and owners are arguing over money, which never goes well.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (49:36)
May 1, 2020

Ain't No Fang - The New Plan

There's a new plan for how baseball will return. But will it stick? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (32:15)
April 24, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Red Sox Punishment

Major League Baseball handed down a punishment for the Red Sox in response to the cheating scandal. Was it a slap on the wrist? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (42:35)
April 10, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Emergency Backup Plan

Major League Baseball is debating the best way to start up again after the pandemic is over.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (32:12)
March 26, 2020

Ain't No Fang - All-Time Diamondbacks Team

The guys pick their all-time Diamondbacks teams.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (41:54)
March 13, 2020

Ain't No Fang - MLB Season Postponed

Opening Day was scheduled for two weeks from now. But, concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic has caused Major League Baseball to postpone the start of the regular season. Cody Fincher and Derrick Mon...   (23:44)
March 4, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Mic'd Up

Should the MLB mic up players more often during games? Would that help drive up the popularity of the sport? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (34:44)
February 26, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Mason Saunders

Madison Bumgarner has been moonlighting as a rodeo cowboy. Should the organization sit him down and tell him to stop doing rodeos? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (40:06)
February 13, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Pitchers and Catchers Report

BASEBALL IS BACK! Which of the 15 starting pitchers will make the opening day rotation? Nick Ahmed gets a contract extension. The Astros clearly don't know how to apologize.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (35:48)
February 5, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Mookie Betts Trade

We were just starting to feel good about the Diamondbacks competing with the Dodgers, but with the addition of Mookie Betts is Los Angeles just on another level from Arizona? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (32:36)
January 28, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Marte Par-tay

The Diamondbacks trade for Starling Marte solidifies two positions in the lineup.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (40:32)
January 23, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Who Plays 2nd Base?

Who will be the primary second baseman for the Diamondbacks in 2020? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (34:10)
January 17, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Cheating Scandal

The baseball cheating scandal is heating up with rumors flying. What are the facts and what is speculation?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (46:35)
January 15, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Making Moves

The Diamondbacks are solidifying their roster as we get closer to Spring Training. Will they pull the trigger on a blockbuster trade that has reportedly been discussed in the front office? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (41:14)
December 18, 2019

Ain't No Fang - MadBum

The Arizona Diamondbacks gave us an early Christmas gift this year and signed Madison Bumgarner! The guys discuss what this deal means right now and for the team moving forward.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (27:18)
December 12, 2019

Aint No Fang - Hot Stove Season

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a move to improve their bullpen and are linked to some pretty big names both in free agency and on the trade market. The guys tell you what moves they want the D-backs to make this offseason! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (27:37)
December 5, 2019

Ain't No Fang - Non-Tendered Players

The Arizona Diamondbacks decided not to tender contracts to some interesting players on their squad.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (34:59)
November 29, 2019

Ain't No Fang - First Move of the Offseason

The Arizona Diamondbacks have made their first signing of the offseason.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (33:26)
October 31, 2019

Ain't No Fang - It's officially the offseason!

The Nationals winning the World Series last night means it's officially the offseason! And the D-backs wasted no time and have already made a few moves.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (21:30)