- Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez was ejected BEFORE the game started on Wednesday.
- He was upset from the previous game where the umpire, Doug Eddings, missed 26 calls.
- As a result, Martinez has now been suspended FIVE GAMES for his comments and actions.
The MLB continues to hand down some puzzling suspensions. This time, it was with Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez, who has been suspended for five games.
Toronto coach Guillermo Martinez gets 5-game suspension for Wednesday’s pregame conduct toward umpiring crew in Chicago.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 24, 2022
Before Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox even started, Martinez got tossed for bringing up the awful performance from Doug Eddings the night before.
If you missed it, Eddings missed 26 ball and strike calls and ignited a fiery MLB robot umpire conversation by fans everywhere. It was, in all honesty, a terrible performance from Eddings.
But, there is absolutely no reason for Martinez to be suspended five games for arguing about that.
The MLB’s Five-Game Suspension For Guillermo Martinez Is Confusing
Seriously, Martinez had every right to be upset and expressed his frustration on Wednesday afternoon. Apparently, he didn’t even say anything remotely close to suspension-worthy.
What I'm told Martinez said that got him tossed: a look at Eddings and, "you missed 26 calls last night."
The sensitivity to the truth is remarkable. https://t.co/xWqLRHkzYH
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) June 24, 2022
Wow. That’s a bad look for the MLB. What makes it even worse is that there has been no punishment for Eddings, at least not yet.
As a result, this didn’t go over well with the fans.
He told the umpire he missed 26 calls the day before. Facts are facts.#umpiresgonewild https://t.co/8W4fslYmko
— Joe Hutzal (@JoeHutzal) June 25, 2022
No Doug Eddings should be suspended. https://t.co/aNTQwelYwy
— Miles (@MainManMulesy) June 24, 2022
#mlb is a trainwreck… no punishment for the Ump that had a 66% success rate? https://t.co/nJLWiL14UZ
— Todd (@TSiedenburg) June 24, 2022
So……By MLB Standards, what Guillermo Martinez did is 5x worse than what Josh Donaldson said to Tim Anderson #NextLevel https://t.co/7JgTtZ86Cb
— Konnor Pierson-Ward (@KPierson_Ward17) June 24, 2022
This is a huge problem, and the MLB has a lot of questions to answer regarding suspensions and umpiring. For instance, Hunter Wendelstedt had a terrible call earlier this season.
Moreover, changes are coming, or at least they should be.
All in all, Martinez and the Blue Jays certainly can’t be pleased with a five-game suspension for telling the truth.