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Call to the Pen Nov 26, 2020

Tampa Bay Rays: Randy Arozarena escapes charges in Mexico

Tampa Bay Rays slugger Randy Arozarena is a free man as charges will not be pursued following his arrest in Mexico. On Tuesday, Randy Arozarena had seen his star potentially crumble. The Tampa Bay Rays outfielder was arrested in Mexico, being accused of attempting to forcibly take his daughter from his ex-wife and beating up his […] Tampa Bay Rays: Randy Arozarena escapes charges in Mexico - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Nov 26, 2020
Randy Arozarena released in Mexico, no charges will be filed

Randy Arozarena released in Mexico, no charges will be filed

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Allegations made against the player could not be proven in court. Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena has been released after his mandatory 48-hour detainment by Mexican authorities following allegations against the player related to a dispute over his daughter. In a portion of the incident filmed, Arozarena can be seen holding his daughter by his car while arguing with a crowd (which includes a responding police officer) about the care his daughter was receiving. Mexican newspapers detailed allegations related to the incident that led to his...
DRaysBay Nov 25, 2020
Rays Your Voice: Hunter Renfroe DFA, with Darby Robinson

Rays Your Voice: Hunter Renfroe DFA, with Darby Robinson

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Was this move made to cut costs or dead weight? Note: This episode was recorded on Sunday, November 22nd, before Charlie Morton signed with the Atlanta Braves, and before Randy Arozarena’s alleged domestic dispute. With Thanksgiving a day away, of course we needed to drop a podcast for our listeners to enjoy while either cooking or traveling (safely). Darby Robinson hops on this episode to talk about Hunter Renfroe, and the decision to designate him for assignment. On last week’s Rays Your Voice, I was joined by JT Morgan and Jim...
DRaysBay Nov 25, 2020
View from the Catwalks: Too Cheap for Charlie

View from the Catwalks: Too Cheap for Charlie

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The Rays lowball effort on Morton comes up short, Snell is on the block, and Randy gets arrested in Mexico The Braves sign Charlie Morton to a 1/$15M deal, which was purported to be the option the Rays declined. More from Topper on Charlie Morton. Per Mark Feinsand, Blake Snell is on the trade block. Our own JT Morgan took a deep dive what a possible return for Snell might be. In a still developing story, Randy Arozarena was reportedly detained on Tuesday after domestic dispute. Tampa Bay star Randy Arozarena was detained in Mexico after an...
Call to the Pen Nov 24, 2020

Tampa Bay Rays: Randy Arozarena from penthouse to outhouse

Just a month ago, Tampa Bay Rays slugger Randy Arozarena was the toast of baseball. Now he is in legal trouble stemming from an incident in Mexico. Randy Arozarena was on top of the world. The Tampa Bay Rays outfielder had become a star overnight due to his incredible performance in the 2020 postseason, appearing […] Tampa Bay Rays: Randy Arozarena from penthouse to outhouse - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Nov 24, 2020
Randy Arozarena filmed in domestic dispute over daughter in Mexico

Randy Arozarena filmed in domestic dispute over daughter in Mexico

The Rays outfielder allegedly attempted to leave his ex-girlfriend’s home with his daughter against their wishes. Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena, whose recent historical postseason performance put him in a national spotlight, has reportedly been involved in a domestic dispute in Mexico. A Mexican newspaper report indicates that Arozarena arrived at his ex-wife’s home to deliver gifts to his daughter, and then subsequently attempted to leave with the child without permission. The article also alleges that during the attempt, Arozarena assaulted his former father-in-law, and...
DRaysBay Nov 11, 2020
2021 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 3

2021 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 3

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Randy Arozarena is the unanimous winner at No. 2, a rarity at DRB Previous winner OF Randy Arozarena (R/R, 5’11 185, 26 in 2021) 2020 statistics with Tampa Bay: 76 PA, .281/.382/.641, 7 HR, 9 XBH, 4/4 SB, 7.9 BB%, 28.9 K% Arozarena’s 43-game stretch will be talked about for years. In the regular season, he kept the offense afloat over the final month. In the postseason, he was a record-setting sensation. What can he do for an encore? Over a full season, he’ll be a dynamic player, and 20-homer, 20-steal seasons aren’t out of the question. His...
DRaysBay Nov 6, 2020
View from the Catwalks: The Rays best chance for an offseason award

View from the Catwalks: The Rays best chance for an offseason award

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Plus: Randy Arozarena’s legend heads to the silver screen, while MLB’s best bats get awarded the Silver slugger awards. Rays News The wait is over. You can stop checking the news, checking Twitter, staying up late. Finally the answers have come in. The Édgar García trade is finally complete: #Rays send RHP Rodolfo Sánchez to the Phillies as the player to be named to complete the Édgar García trade.— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) November 5, 2020 Cash a finalist for AL Manager of the Year - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: The Rays do have...
DRaysBay Nov 5, 2020
Randy Arozarena’s place in history

Randy Arozarena’s place in history

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Now that the dust has settled and the MLB postseason is distant memory, let’s take a look back and see just how amazing Randy Arozarena’s performance in the playoffs truly was. However, the only detraction to Randy Arozarena’s accomplishments are the number of games played in during the unique 2020 postseason, in which MLB added another round. The Rays played two games during the Wild Card round against Toronto, five against New York, seven against Houston, and then six against Los Angeles, giving the Rays a Major League record number of 20 games played in...
DRaysBay Nov 4, 2020
2021 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 1

2021 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 1

Randy Arozarena and Wander Franco at the Alternate Training Site | Toby Srebnik | @fsutoby Is this a slam dunk for Wander Franco? We are opening the Community Prospect voting early this year, and pacing the vote every 3.5 days to allow folks more time to participate. You can find a full explanation of how we vote here, but as a recap: Voting is conducted by commenting with a +1 under the player name you feel should be the winner of the poll. If you have another player you feel should win this poll comment their name under Other; if you have a name you’d like to enter into the...
DRaysBay Nov 2, 2020
Baseball America releases top ten Rays prospects for 2021

Baseball America releases top ten Rays prospects for 2021

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Baseball America has kicked off their prospect coverage for next season, starting with baseball’s No. 1 organization — your Tampa Bay Rays. Normally we’d lead this article with a photo of SS Wander Franco, baseball’s top prospect for three years running. Instead, there’s a new mystery element to the list, rookie eligible ALCS MVP Randy Arozarena! What does Baseball America make of the the rising star? Well, you need to get the full detail from their report. Below we will list out the top ten players with just a choice snippet, but you can get all of...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 28, 2020
The Evolution of a Yankee Killer: How Randy Arozarena went from nobody to somebody

The Evolution of a Yankee Killer: How Randy Arozarena went from nobody to somebody

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Is the Rays’ rookie slugger a legit superstar, or just a flash in the pan? In January, the Tampa Bay Rays traded prospects and picks for the Saint Louis Cardinals’ defensively limited, but consistent offensive contributor, José Martinez, and the organization’s tenth ranked prospect, Randy Arozarena. After both of the Rays’ new toys arrived at camp late due to positive COVID-19 tests, the two acquisitions’ performances inverted expectations: Martinez struggled at the plate and was eventually dealt away, whereas Arozarena has now established himself as...

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