After exiting an August 11 game at Citi Field, Francisco Rodriguez allegedly beat up his father-in-law, 53 year old Carlos Pena, regarding a dispute about disparaging remarks Pena made regarding Rodriguez’s mother.
A judge issued a stay away order to K-Rod to avoid making contact with the alleged victim and their family.
Days later, K-Rod was dragged back into a court room for violating the terms of the stay away. According to the complaint, K-Rod flooded her with 56 text messages.
Now, K-Rod is facing a slew of charges, most carrying the threat of jail time. Sentences for the assault and violating the stay away order will likely be light depending on how is past is taken into consideration. At the very least, he will end up in some sort of therapy setting to address the issues preventing him from controlling his anger.
From a fantasy perspective, the Mets' front office situation needs to be sorted out before player contracts are addressed. There are too many unknowns at this point to see what his future holds, but it is worth noting he injured a ligament in this thumb during the physical encounter in question.
At that point, the front office may elect to trade K-Rod or cut him loose. The outcome to his final adjudication will also play into management’s decision, and more importantly, his trade value.