By most standards, Ryan Braun had an excellent season for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010. By his standards, he did not.
Braun scored 101 runs, belted 25 home runs, batted in 103 runs, stole 14 bases and hit .304 last season.
He earned his third straight All-Star Game start for the National League and was amongst the best NL outfielders in every offensive category.
Unfortunately for him and Brewers fans, none of those numbers matched his 2009 totals and the team—as well as Braun—took another step back from their 2008 Wild Card season.
GM Doug Melvin took an aggressive approach to reverse the team's downward spiral when he traded for veteran pitchers Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke.
Now, Ryan Braun will look to do the same, as the Brewers first full team workout is scheduled for Tuesday of this week.
With a rejuvenated atmosphere, a new manager and an all-or-nothing approach to the 2011 season, there is reason to believe Braun and the Brewers could have an historic season.