There's not a lot of love for Jorge Julio out there in the Mets community. Julio was one of the guys that the Orioles sent to the Mets in exchange for Kris Benson and his delicate little flower of a wife. Julio is sporting a 19.64 ERA, with 11 hits given up in 3.7 innings of work. Mets fans began a chant yesterday that—actually, I'm going to let Joel Sherman of the New York Post tell you:
JORGE Julio provoked the largest Saturday home crowd in Mets history to actually chant "Bring back Benson," though it never specified Kris, Anna or the 1980s sitcom. At this point, any of those would be more acceptable.
You simply can't go wrong with a reference to a Robert Guillame sitcom, so if nothing else, Mets fans should thank Jorge Julio for that. But Sherman isn't the only one who isn't feeling Jorge; that's one of just two seperate Julio-hatred articles in the post today. And this Mets blogger at MiracleMets.Net says Julio makes Kaz Matsui look like Jeff Kent. I don't think he means that in a nice way.