Now, I've never considered myself a pessimist by any means. However, the Milwaukee Brewers put forth a dismal effort last season.
The 2010 season, let it be known, yielded as many question marks about the future of the franchise as positive associations. Yes, it was that kind of a year for the Brewers.
Embarrassing pitching, disappointing offensive production and questionable coaching gave way to repetitive criticism on a day-to-day basis throughout the early stages of Milwaukee's offseason.
However, things have taken a turn for the better, as I'm sure you're aware of.
One of the most notable offseason transactions involved former AL Cy Young award winner Zack Greinke, and it has put the Brew Crew atop a majority of preseason rankings—and deservedly so.
So as spring training draws nearer by the hour, let's take a look at 10 reasons why the Brewers could be looking down at the rest of the National League come November.