The D-backs began 2012 as one of the hottest teams in baseball. They now are hovering around .500, and that is the most surprising aspect of their campaign so far.
Arizona's hot start was promising, but after opening the season at 7-3, Arizona has cooled off while struggling to sustain any sort of consistency in the season's first month.
A month is a small sample size when compared to the marathon that is the Major League Baseball season, but the D-backs have major work to do if they want to avoid falling further behind the Dodgers and Giants in the NL West.
The offense seems to be coming around and they have won three straight, but Arizona needs to right the ship quickly.