This isn’t a surprise, but Ken Rosenthal tells us that the Blue Jays are trying to trade Roberto Osuna.
Rival executives say #BlueJays are trying to trade Roberto Osuna, who is eligible to return from his 75-game domestic-violence suspension on Aug. 5. Osuna currently on rehabilitation assignment. Has yet to allow run in six IP in rookie ball, High A and AAA.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2018
I can’t imagine he’s easy to trade, since he still has at least one court date ahead. I’m sure they will be trying to get some sort of deal made for it but it will be tougher to trade him with the outcome up in the air.
I don’t know that they wouldn’t be better off to trade him after his legal issues are settled, maybe this off season.
And there is this:
The #BlueJays deadline trade conversations are focused on Roberto Osuna, Aaron Loup, Tyler Clippard, John Axford and Curtis Granderson. They're all in play. Josh Donaldson is working out in Dunedin and expected back in August. Deal could be revisited next month.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 30, 2018
The words ‘Josh Donaldson is working out in Dunedin and expected back in August’ reminds me that we expected him back in June and then July and now August. I’m starting to think he might not be back until next year.
Other than that the Jays should be shopping any veteran.
Jeff Blair suggests the Jays are looking to trade Marcus Stroman, trying to put together a team to put around Vlad Guerrero Jr. I really doubt they are shopping Stroman (and I get the feeling that Jays media dislike Marcus so much that they are pushing for the trade).
We are in for an interesting couple of days.