Quote of the Day: Bud Selig

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Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, speaking to the Associated Press about the idea of realigning the league’s divisions:

“When I am on long airport rides I will fiddle around with divisions and
things.  The one thing about it: you come up with 100 different
[scenarios].”

It’s nice to hear that Bud is at least thinking about making a change to the current system, which features a lopsided amount of teams in the NL and AL, but 100 different scenarios?  Is it really that complicated?  And that’s quite an image — Selig “fiddling” around with “divisions and things.”  Perhaps we should just move on.

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.