Nick Swisher is thrilled the Braves released him

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Tim Casey of Vice Sports spoke with Nick Swisher, who is currently at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre in the Yankees organization, waiting for his shot. It’s been a rough couple of years for Swisher in which he’s suffered through knee injuries, ineffectiveness and anger from Indians fans for not living up to the contract the club gave him.

He was shuffled off to Atlanta last year, played poorly and did not make the team out of spring training this year. But he’s still happy that the Braves, the worst baseball team in over a decade and serious contenders to be the worst baseball team in the modern era, thought that he wasn’t good enough:

“Being released by the Braves in the long run is gonna be the best thing that ever happened to me, man . . . I’m actually happy that it did happen because after seeing what’s going on over there, I don’t know if that’s where I would want to be right now.”

Guy is stuck in Scranton and, at best, has the chance to be a bench bat for a last place Yankees team and he’s still happy he’s not in Atlanta. Man, what a year.