Ryan Braun, coming off an immaculate MVP season, is doing everything in his power to silence his skeptics.
The Brewers slugger should have spent his entire offseason celebrating his accomplishment. Instead, after testing positive for steroids, he had to keep quiet as his name was dragged through the mud.
Throughout this whole ordeal, Braun claimed his innocence and was eventually exonerated. Fans cried foul, claiming he was only vindicated because of a technicality in the drug testing process. Even now, the majority of people outside of Milwaukee believe Braun is a juicer.
The thought was that Braun's production would begin to slide this year, evidence of his steroid use and also the fact that Prince Fielder left for Detroit. But it has been the exact opposite. Braun is putting up significantly better numbers then he did during his MVP campaign.
Here are three reasons why Braun is silencing his doubters.