MLB Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots For Randy Arozarena

The Tampa Bay Rays are said to be open to trading their sparkplug and top playoff performer, Randy Arozarena. The news comes as a bit of a shock, but he could bring back a haul. 

Set to earn about $8-9M in arbitration in 2024, and two more years of team control after that, ensures that teams will be quite earnest in their bids. Arozarena launched 23 home runs this year to go with 22 stolen bases, and an OPS+ of 120, and he's been that 20% above average hitter consistently in his 3+ year career. 

With that in mind, we take a look at three teams that would be top landing spots for the 28-year-old All-Star, if he were to be traded:

Cincinnati Reds

A team ready to take the next giant step in their rebuild, the Reds came up just a little short in the Wild Card chase this past season, but adding a talent like Arozarena to their outfield could bump them up to the next level. 

The Reds infield is loaded with top young players, but the outfield could use a difference-maker. 

Toronto Blue Jays

Another team looking for an offensive boost in their outfield, the Jays borrowed from the Rays this past season as well, signing Kevin Kiermaier to play CF, and he did a fine job. Arozarena is a much-superior offensive player, and while his defense is on the wane a bit, he could fill the LF spot just fine, while Toronto shifts supreme fielder Daulton Varsho over to center. 

New York Mets

Arozarena would be an ideal fit in the Mets' outfield. The team is not looking for a rental, and he could slot right into left field for the next three years, likely the prime of his career. And given how composed and clutch he's been in the postseason in his young career, it's clear he can handle the pressure cooker of playing in the Big Apple. 

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