BREAKING: Julio Urías Arrested On Domestic Violence ChargesSep 05, 2023
breakingnews Julio Urías has been
arrestedand charged with felony
violenceESPN MLB Insider Jeff tweeting Los Angeles Dodgers starter Julio Urías was
arrestedand charged with felony
violencelast night, an LAPD officer told ESPN that Urea 27 was signed Sunday night and released early this morning with fifty thousand Bond dollars and then just a few seconds ago the Los Angeles Dodgers tweeted that we are aware of an incident involving Julio Urías while we try to know all the facts that he will not travel with the team. The organization has no further comment at this time and Jack Harris of the LA Times later published a report on Julio's arrest.
They had more information. It reads. Urias' representative, Scott Boris, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, continuing to say: Major. League Baseball is aware of the arrest and plans to launch an investigation, a person with the matter told the Times and now as to when and where the incident occurred, the LA Times reports that Sunday's incident is believed to have occurred at LAFC versus Inter . -Miami soccer game Sunday night at Estadio Urías was among the celebrity guests LAFC announced attended the game with star Lionel Messi. Now Arias was scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers on Tuesday against the Miami Marlins on the road, of course, that won't be the case.
The Dodgers have already announced that he will not be traveling with the team as they continue to investigate the situation now as this is an ongoing investigation we have to be very careful about speculating too much but just using the history of the Dodgers and how they handled similar situations . It's very unlikely that Julius will pitch again with his organization now, if you look at what happened in 2019, I think it's important to start right there in 29 19, he was arrested after significantly pushing a teammate to the ground where he they placed administrative leave at the time the league began an investigation into the matter, the Los Angeles city attorney ultimately deferred prosecution in that matter.
Under the joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy agreed upon by Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association, the league can impose discipline even in the absence of
chargesand Urías ultimately received a 20-game suspension, then What's next for Julio Urías and the Dodgers? Well, the next step is you're going to see Major League Baseball come in and put him on administrative leave and As long as he's on administrative leave, they're still going to pay him. If you're a player who's still accruing service time, you still accrue service time, but once a suspension is imposed, they can rescind it, so it's about giving the league time to investigate. gather information to decide what they need to know in the future and that will be the case here now, how long will it last?
There's no way to know, but I think it's important to remind you that whether you're charged or not, that's irrelevant to the punishment you could potentially receive from Major League Baseball is entirely up to your discretion and your conclusions in determining how you want to move forward with Julio Urías. Now there has never been a player who has received two suspensions, two punishments under the sexual domestic violence package. assault and child abuse policy, so it will be a first if that is the case and that is what is materializing now. I think if you're this Dodgers organization, as I've told you all year according to my sources, it was very unlikely. that they were ever going to re-sign him even before this incident, even before this, it didn't really make much sense if you consider the fact that he turned 27 in August and if you consider his age and his agents got Boris, they were looking for a contract long term of seven eight nine nine years and he expected to make over $200 million and this is a Dodger organization that is not comfortable giving contracts to starting pitchers with that. kind of bond with that many years included, you just won't see that unless it's a generational type of pitcher like Clayton Kershaw, they made an offer to Garrett Cole when he was a free agent, but you haven't actually done that.
I've seen that Major League Baseball in recent years is seeing a lot of five, six-year deals for starting pitchers. Look at what Carlos Rodan got last year, look at what Robbie Ray got a few years ago, but you're just not seeing those. Mega long-term deals we saw like the nine-year deal Garrett Cole got, so that was never going to be the case. The Dodgers most likely wouldn't sign Julio Rios unless he wanted to sign a distributor for one year, barring the qualifying offer or something. I can tell you that Scott Boris and his agent had other plans, they were trying to secure him a long-term deal and you are talking about someone like Julio Arias who probably even if he had a great end to the year was going to sign a contract worth 150 million dollars or more, something in that range.
I don't think there was a scenario, even if you had a dominant postseason, where he was going to get anything over $200 million. Dollar Mark, but he was still someone who, if you consider his age and how many years we're going to add to that contract, was going to sign for something maybe close to $200 million if he had dominated throughout the postseason, but realistically somewhere in that $150 to $175 million, so that's what was on the line for Julio this season, but let's be honest, baseball is the least of his worries right now and it really shouldn't be the focus when It's about Julio Urías and if you look at his history with his organization, he was someone they found in 2015 when they were scouting Yasiel Puig and he ends up being the best pitching prospect in the entire Major Leagues.
He was someone who was a fundamental piece for this team, someone who was seen as a phenomenon, he makes his debut at the age of 19 in New York and would have a great impact on this franchise because the Dodgers do not win the 2020 World Series without Julio Rios and what he was able to do with the bullpen when you think about the 2020 World Series, he is the indelible image, you think about him striking out William Thomas there for the last out at Globe Life Field in Texas. I mean, look, there are murals all over Los Angeles that include Julio Ríos in getting that ending and you can't ignore the connection to Mexico, the continuation of the Mexican heritage that was built by Fernando Valenzuela in the early '80s, he was the direct link to that look just a few weeks ago, Julio spoke at Fernando's retirement ceremony in Jersey, so you had that connection, I think when you look at how embedded it is in the history of this franchise, it's part of the history of the Dodgers forever because of what he did on the mound, but after this organization kept him after what happened in 2019, if these accusations are true, then there is no doubt that he will be gone, he will not pitch again for this team this season and that will be it for Julio Rias in a Dodgers uniform and you know what they say, the first time is a mistake, the second time is. an option, so you're not really going to give someone a third chance if you're the Dodgers and it seems like I said even before this incident that it was highly unlikely they would bring him back, maybe possibly on a short-term deal if it really had a bad season finale, but even that was unlikely.
I heard from people within the organization that Julio just wasn't going to come back with the Dodgers, so yeah, I mean, as far as where this team is this year, I get a lot of questions. right now about the postseason rotation and how this impacts that, I think if you look at how Dave Roberts trusts some of his pitchers and guys that have a history in the postseason, even if Julio had a pretty solid finish this year, you have to think that there would be been a starter in the first or second game. I think if you look at those first two games, you have Clayton Kershaw and I think you have Bobby Miller.
I think Bobby Miller after the performance he had against the Braves was his best. In my opinion, the beginning of his career when he considers the first time he completed seven innings and worked his way through the Braves lineup. I think Bobby Miller probably gets the ball as the big kicker. That's what's happening to Walker Bueller because Bueller made his debut yesterday. for OKC it was the first time they had pitched in 451 days, almost 15 months and he looked good, he pitched two perfect innings, he had one strikeout, the velocity was pretty consistent, just below where he was from an average velocity standpoint. of the fastball to where it was in 2021. and 2022, so if he continues to ramp up and gain strength and get his velocity to 97 or 98 miles per hour on that Force Team fastball, I think Walker will have a big factor.
I think he's someone you're going to probably see him in a piggyback situation, I think there's no question that you still start him, but you only throw him for four innings, five of them extremely efficient and then you think of Ryan Yarbrough in a situation piggyback. I think Ryan Yarbrough was a fantastic acquisition because you kept that flexibility. I think Lance Lynn is someone they still think about. Hey, he's a veteran. He has made postseason starts in the past. If he can fix some of the home run woes down the stretch, maybe they'll give him the ball.
Then you have Ryan. pepeo, that he has looked very good in his opportunities since he came off the injured list, so the Dodgers are not completely bereft of depth. I think the return of Walker Beeler is definitely a need right now if this team is to have any chance of winning the World Series, but don't be fooled by losing Julio Urías from a player standpoint. of performance. The impact on his rotation is huge. This is someone who during the postseason has had many big moments and has shown that he can do it on the big stage. a tough blow for the Dodgers as a team, but really Focus right now is taking the next step as to where this goes from a legal standpoint, the Dodgers have to trust that they will do the right thing.
In order not to make hasty decisions, they are going to wait until the information is presented and they can make a decision on it while they know all the facts and I think you also need to lean on Major League Baseball and get their support. and like I said, the next step for them is to place Julio Ríos on administrative leave, but yes, the reality is that this is an incredibly disappointing development, this is something that really makes you sick to your stomach from a situational standpoint. of the victim. potentially and everything that comes with that and then it's really a sad situation all around, but if you want more information, we will present all the facts, the latest information on Dodgers nation.com and if I get any new information I will not hesitate to post live or upload another video to keep them informed.
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