Several media outlets are reporting today that Mets OF Angel Pagan was arrested in Florida yesterday after being stopped for speeding on I-95. The Florida state trooper ran a routine check of Pagan’s license and found out that it was suspended. Apparently, he has warrants out for him for unpaid traffic tickets from 2005 and failure to appear in court for those tickets.
Pagan has been in Florida rehabbing after having right elbow surgery during spring training. I know that Mets ownership hates to appear in the police blotter. But this certainly isn’t a terrible offense like Ambiorix Burgos. Although embarrasing, it certainly isn’t at the level of David Cone exposing himself in the bullpen or Mark Corey and Tony Torasco smoking pot near the stadium.