With Roberto Osuna suspended until August 4, the Toronto Blue Jays should think about making a statement and keeping Osuna out for the rest of the season.
I know I might be one of the few people who think this, but I really believe that the Blue Jays should keep Roberto Osuna out for the rest of the season as a punishment for his actions. I’ll explain why.
It makes a statement.
The Jays should show that they don’t put up with this type of behaviour. Osuna isn’t a must-have for this season anyway. As far as most fans are concerned, the Blue Jays are out of contention and are selling some of their talents. No matter how much people wish it could happen, Osuna can’t save (pun intended) their season.
Growing up watching, and falling in love with baseball, we treat these people as heroes. You don’t want peoples’ heroes making “mistakes” such as this. The Blue Jays franchise is more than aware of this. Just look around the Rogers Centre. On the outside, you have these great big flags with current Blue Jays players. Not to mention the level of excellence where players, who earned their names there, have their name and numbers put up to show how much they mean to the team and fans.
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After being the youngest player ever to 100 saves he seems to be a possible franchise closer and potentially become the best closer in Blue Jays history. I believe that Osuna needs to show some remorse and regrets for his actions, which he has failed to do so far.
He’s a talented player and having someone with his caliber and skill-set, he is sure to be an elite closer for years to come. People were relating him to Mariano Rivera just last year. If he continues on this trajectory he will more than likely be a role model for people.
Now, of course, there is still going to be a legal case outside of MLB for this and if he is considered innocent that would change everything. I don’t know if he will be considered innocent knowing how quickly MLB moved on the matter. They seemed to be pretty sure that he was guilty.
However, If he is innocent that would change a lot of things. The Blue Jays could bring him back after his suspension and that would be ok.
I just believe that the Blue Jays should be aware of the situation, not just with Osuna, but with the situation. They need to show that they are a team of good, moral men.