April 12, 2007 Next Benitez right here. (I mean that in as good a way as I can possibly make it sound.)
April 19, 2007 I know it's early, but HE SCARES THE BEJEESUS OUT OF ME!
I saw him get 2 strikes on Howard in the Home Opener last Monday, and he started to get too cute and think he could blow it by him. Of course, Howard smoked a weak fastball for a 3-run HR that nearly sunk the Mets.
Too much like Armando...
Mets fan in Maine
September 16, 2007 When the Mets traded for him, it seemed like he had potential. BUT... he didn't do much for the Mets, he was demoted to New Orleans (where he didn't pitch well), Brian Bannister has done very well with the Royals, and now Burgos has had Tommy John surgery and will be gone for a year or so. Can Omar Minaya spell mistake?
Gary from Chesapeake
October 1, 2008 Today, he was cited for the death of two women by vehicular homicide in the Dominican Republic. Last month he was arrested for assault of a woman in Queens. What an investment! The Mets never should have parted with Brian Bannister.
October 6, 2008 Wow, things go from bad to worse with him. Last month he was charged with assault and harassment for throwing his girlfriend to the ground and now a warrant is out for his arrest for the hit and run death of two women in his home country. I don't think we'll be seeing him again in a Mets uniform. Never did like the trade for Bannister and now I like it even less.
April 22, 2009 Sentenced to nine months in jail. Still facing the murder charges back home.
August 21, 2012 Charges against him in the hit and run were dropped according to the press. He was later arrested for kidnapping and attempted murder of his girlfriend in 2010. Don't know if he was convicted or not. Regardless, I don't think he'll be back if the Mets ever re-start Old Timers Day.