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.
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.