Given the mentality in today’s game to try and shorten games as much as possible, Osuna is the perfect candidate to move.
He’s the perfect combination of everything a team would want in a deal: he’s Really Cheap Jerseys young (22), controllable and insanely productive. He’s pitching to career-best numbers this season: 0.74 WHIP, 1.42 FIP, 13.3 K/BB. Not only are those career bests, but they’re elite reliever numbers.
The only knock — and it might be unfair to even call this a knock — is how Osuna would handle a trade. Earlier this season, Osuna was battling anxiety issues and was trying to fight through his mental problems with team doctors and sports psychologists.
There’s been no rumblings surrounding Jays management about wanting to move Osuna, but if Toronto wants to make minimal yet impactful trades to keep the team intact for 2018’s sake and net some prospects in return, this would be the best move to make. Especially if previous trades (see Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman trrades in 2016) are any indicator of what a return might be.
Paculia: “Yeah, that’s how I’ve been playing a lot of years. That’s how I play now. Play hard, play physical. That’s how I plan to play in the future. That’s my game. That’s one of the things that’s brought me to this point honestly. Always enjoy playing physical basketball. As a big man, especially as a center, I think it’s definitely a plus because you see a lot of big guys who try to avoid the contact. Played against a lot of big guys who don’t feel comfortable playing against Tom Brady Cheap Jerseys physical defense or offense. So, I’m liking it.”
How much, if at all, does it enter your mind whenever you’re playing if there will be potential consequences on a hard foul or physical play?