Los Angeles Dodgers: Javy Guerra Tweets 'Haters Will Always Hate'

Joe ChaconContributor IIIMay 7, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12:  Javy Guerra #54 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches a save in a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Javy Guerra began the season looking like he was going to quiet down any talk of a "closer controversy" between he and Kenley Jansen.

Through his first five appearances of the year, Guerra was five-for-five in save opportunities with a 0.00 ERA and an opponents' batting average of .071.

Fast forward one month and many Dodger fans cringe when they see him take the mound in the ninth inning. Guerra is now 1-3 with a 5.84 ERA and three blown saves. Even more alarming, the opposition is batting .348 against him.

Following his latest collapse, Guerra did what most professional athletes do nowadays and posted a message on his Twitter account:

Haters will always hate. Im confident in my abilities and I know this is just a test in my young career. Giving up is NOT an option.

It's understandable that Guerra is frustrated, but the last thing he needs to do is respond to criticism that he is receiving from people in the "Twitterverse."

Guerra has to understand that when you have three blown saves by the first week of May, there is going to be a ton of criticism from fans. To group everyone together as a "hater" will do nothing but turn more fans against him instead of encouraging him to do better.

Although Guerra says he is confident in his abilities, how confident is Don Mattingly in him? One would have to believe the move to Jansen is imminent.

The Dodgers open up an eight game homestand tonight against the San Francisco Giants. If Guerra thought Twitter was bad, wait until he blows another save in front of his home crowd.


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