WATCH: Will Greinke make D-backs a playoff team?

Posted at 11:17 AM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 13:17:52-05

The Arizona Cardinals' promising season came to a disappointing end.

The Phoenix Suns are awful. The Arizona Coyotes are struggling.

For many Valley sports fans, baseball season can't get here soon enough -- and with the Arizona Diamondbacks' signing of star pitcher Zack Greinke, many fans believe this is the year the D-backs will finally return to the playoffs.

The D-backs haven't advanced to the postseason since 2011 and haven't won a playoff series since 2007 -- and really, they haven't even sniffed the World Series since they won it all 15 years ago.

Greinke, whom the D-backs signed to a 6-year, $206 million contract in December, was brought in to change all that. The 32-year-old right-hander was the 2009 American League Cy Young winner, and his 1.66 ERA with the Dodgers last season was the best in Major League Baseball.

See also: 5 things you might not know about Zack Greinke

But that wasn't the only move the D-backs made to bolster their pitching, which was a weakness for most of their 2015 season. After acquiring Greinke, they made a trade for another talented starting pitcher, right-hander Shelby Miller. And last week, they added relief pitcher and two-time All-Star Tyler Clippard via free agency.

Led by perennial MVP contender Paul Goldschmidt and All-Star outfielder A.J. Pollock, the D-backs already have the hitting in place. But as the saying goes: pitching wins championships. This held true when Arizona rode Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling to the 2001 World Series title.

Can Greinke help get the D-backs back to the top? ABC15's Craig Fouhy and Jason Snavely had a lot to say about that topic during Sunday night's "In The Ring" segment.

Check out the above video to hear their thoughts on the D-backs' postseason prospects heading into the 2016 season.