Quote of the Day: Does Jose Guillen suck?

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“I hate making excuses. If I suck, then I suck. And I suck. That’s
the way I’m playing. If you suck, you suck. You have to take
responsibility in this game. Right now, that’s the way I feel. Yes, I
suck. I’m embarrassed by the money that I making, and playing the way
I’ve been playing. I’ll swear that on my kids’ (lives). I feel very
embarrassed. Sometimes, I feel I should take money out of my own pocket
and buy tickets for every fan. Because you know what? For a $12 million
man, these are not the numbers you should be expecting. I admit it. I’m
not playing to my potential.”

Jose Guillen, taking all the fun out of ripping him. I mean really, how are any of us going to top that?

Report: Braves to promote Ronald Acuña

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MLB.com’s Mark Bowman confirms a report from Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami that the Braves are calling up outfield prospect Ronald Acuña from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move is obviously much anticipated and expected, as Acuña is considered the top prospect in baseball among those who hadn’t been called up to the majors yet. Acuña has had a slow start with Gwinnett, as he’s batting only .215/.301/.277 in 73 plate appearances. However, he has turned things around somewhat in recent days, batting .379 with a double and a homer since April 17.

Acuña should be in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Reds and he should be a lineup regular going forward. The expectations are high for Acuña, who signed with the Braves as an international free agent in July 2014.