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LA Angels: 3 Reasons the Halos should pass on Roberto Osuna

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JUPITER, FL - MARCH 07: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Houston Astros in action against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training baseball game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 7, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 5-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - MARCH 07: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Houston Astros in action against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training baseball game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 7, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 5-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Shohei Ohtani, Mickey Calaway, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

On February 1, allegations against Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway became public. Callaway is accused of aggressively pursuing five women, including sending unsolicited messages and inappropriate pictures and thrusting his crotch near a female reporter as she was interviewing him.

Following the report, a spokesperson for the Angels put out a milquetoast statement via their social media. They couldn’t even muster up a cliche/bare-minimum line about how the organization “always strives to create a professional and safe working environment for women”. Not only that, but they didn’t even mention Callaway by name.

The statement has foreshadowed how the following days would play out.

Similar allegations had been made against former Mets general manager Jared Porter. Not long after the report came out, in fact, the next morning, the Mets fired Porter.

It has now been over a week since the Callaway allegations were made public, and he is still ‘suspended’ and under investigation, despite some corroborating evidence already being released. Due to California law, a further investigation is necessary following Callaway’s denial of the incidents.

With the ongoing investigation of suspended pitching coach Mikey Callaway, a Roberto Osuna signing would make no sense whatsoever.

The lack of movement on this process is questionable, and frankly, to say the least, concerning.

Callaway’s lewd behavior has been described as “one of the worst-kept secrets in baseball.” Considering that some of these allegations date back before he joined the Angels coaching staff, it is appalling that the Angels would hire him in the first place. Either they were hoping that these allegations would remain underground or that their background check is not as comprehensive as it should be.

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