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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.
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!   (47:13)
January 13, 2023

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

Should the Arizona Diamondbacks reunite with controversial pitcher Trevor Bauer?   (49:52)
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?   (40:59)
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?   (57:51)
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?   (50:02)
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?   (26:45)
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?   (01:04:15)
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?   (57:09)
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.    (53:30)
September 29, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Alek Thomas Demoted

Alek Thomas was sent down to Reno and responded brilliantly!    (01:02:41)
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?   (32:57)
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?   (56:35)
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!   (35:07)
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?   (33:45)
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?   (01:03:45)
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 what the D-backs did a...   (57:01)
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.    (01:04:15)
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?   (57:59)
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?   (44:21)
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?   (17:26)
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?    (42:54)
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.    (47:00)
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?   (41:34)
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?   (52:31)
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.    (52:03)
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?   (30:07)
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?   (42:49)
April 5, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Starting Rotation Announced

The Diamondbacks have announced their starting rotation, and there's a surprise in there.    (51:58)
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?   (01:02:18)
March 17, 2022

Ain't No Fang - Spring Training Begins

Spring training has officially begun. The Diamondbacks are reuniting with familiar face!   (01:09:27)
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?   (01:04:52)
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?   (55:15)
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!   (49:14)
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?   (45:58)
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?   (01:00:16)
January 21, 2022

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

What moments or deals still haunt the D-backs fanbase?    (46:53)
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?   (40:18)
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?   (57:38)
November 5, 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.    (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.    (35:05)
October 21, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Postseason drama

Can the Dodgers and Red Sox overcome series deficits as the postseason rolls on?   (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?   (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!   (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.    (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?   (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?   (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.   (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.    (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?   (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?   (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?   (48:33)
August 13, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Field of Dreams

Is "Field of Dreams" the best baseball movie?   (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.    (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?   (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?   (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?   (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?   (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.    (39:39)
June 25, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Time to make trades?

Is it time for the Diamondbacks to start making some trades?    (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.    (47:44)
June 10, 2021

Ain't No Fang - Coaches Fired

The Diamondbacks have fired a pair of coaches. Who could be next?   (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?    (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.    (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!   (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?   (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!   (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?   (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?   (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?   (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?   (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.    (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?   (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.    (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?   (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?   (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.   (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.    (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.    (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?   (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.    (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 big trade. Should the D-backs even attempt to make any big moves?    (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?   (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?    (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?   (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.    (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.    (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?   (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.    (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?   (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.    (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???   (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?   (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?   (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?   (41:44)
July 23, 2020

Ain't No Fang - Season Preview

Derek Montilla and Steve Zinsmeister preview the MLB season for the Diamondbacks.   (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?   (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?    (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?   (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?   (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.    (37:53)