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    Mets pitcher drove SUV that slammed into women who later died

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    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- New York Mets pitcher Ambiorix Burgos was driving an SUV when it slammed into two women who later died of their injuries, police said.

    Police Col. Eulogio Taveras said Josefina Minaya Martinez, 38, and Angely Fana, 29, were struck Tuesday evening by a new Hummer registered to the 24-year-old reliever in his Caribbean homeland. The women died at a hospital in Nagua, a town 112 miles north of the capital, Santo Domingo.

    "The investigation indicates that Burgos was the driver of the [vehicle] that hit the women," Taveras said in a statement, adding several witnesses identified Burgos as the driver.

    Although a relative of the right-hander, Edwin Silvestre Sanchez, told police investigators he was the driver at fault, Taveras indicated Sanchez likely will be considered an accomplice.

    "We are extremely disturbed by the reports regarding the player's potential involvement in the hit-and-run accident that unfortunately killed two women in the Dominican Republic," the Mets said in a statement. "We take this matter very seriously and have begun an internal investigation to ascertain the facts. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the victims."

    The crash is the latest trouble for Burgos, who spent the entire season on the disabled list while recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery.

    He was arrested last month in New York on assault and harassment charges after being accused of throwing his girlfriend to the ground. Police said the injured girlfriend was treated at a hospital and released.

    Prosecutors said Burgos appeared in court on those charges but did not enter a plea. He's due in U.S. court again Oct. 23. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted of the more serious misdemeanor assault charge.

    Burgos hasn't pitched in the major leagues since last year. He appeared in the minors in August while on a rehabilitation assignment.

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    Thats the only thing the Mets hit this whole year...

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    That trade just keeps getting better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    That trade just keeps getting better...
    Whatever, Bannister sucks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    That trade just keeps getting better...
    Because Bannister and his 16 losses would have helped this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    That trade just keeps getting better...
    Yup Bannister is going to be AL Cy Young. We got screwed.....

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    As soon as I saw the headline, I thought Burgos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet View Post
    As soon as I saw the headline, I thought Burgos.
    Believe it or not, so did I.

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    Bannister blows so big deal.

    Sad story though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Bannister blows so big deal.

    Sad story though.
    Crappy pitcher > Vehicular homocide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido Monzino View Post
    Crappy pitcher > Vehicular homocide

    Yep where was Omar's fortune teller at the time of the trade?

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    Inexcusable behavior from Burgos, If true, I would release him just to send a message to the rest of the club. I don't care how good his arm is.
    Last edited by Ven0m; 10-02-2008 at 01:40 PM.

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    the trade is a BAD trade no matter how people want to spin it...yes Bannister has not been good, but he has had some moments...where Burgos hasnt done squat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqxluvx View Post
    the trade is a BAD trade no matter how people want to spin it...yes Bannister has not been good, but he has had some moments...where Burgos hasnt done squat...
    Bad choice of words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido Monzino View Post
    Bad choice of words

    Hasn't done anything on the baseball field..better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    Inexcusable behavior from Burgos, If true, I would release him just to send a message to the rest of the club. I don't care how good his arm is.
    I'm confident that will happen, given Omar's history of sending players messages following transgressions... just look at how he treated Mota after testing positive for a PED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqxluvx View Post
    the trade is a BAD trade no matter how people want to spin it...yes Bannister has not been good, but he has had some moments...where Burgos hasnt done squat...
    I don't know about you but I would rather have Burgos giving me 0 wins and 0 losses compared to Bannisters 16 losses and 6 ERA.

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    and what about the hit and run by burgos? that doesnt count for anything? the terrible pub etc..do u really think the mets would of kept bannister in the rotation if he stunk so bad? kc has no alternatives...and they werent any good...you can try to spin it all you want...its not a horrendous trade...but i dont see how you could argue that it was not a bad trade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AG View Post
    I don't know about you but I would rather have Burgos giving me 0 wins and 0 losses compared to Bannisters 16 losses and 6 ERA.
    +1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqxluvx View Post
    and what about the hit and run by burgos? that doesnt count for anything? the terrible pub etc..do u really think the mets would of kept bannister in the rotation if he stunk so bad? kc has no alternatives...and they werent any good...you can try to spin it all you want...its not a horrendous trade...but i dont see how you could argue that it was not a bad trade...
    It wasn't horrendous because Bannister wasn't a top prospect and was one of the worst SP in the league last year. A good trade? Of course not. But Bannister would have to be a decent player for this trade to be horrendous. At the time, it made a little sense.

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