As if the Mets don’t already have enough problems with their current team, a prominent member of their past received some bad news today.
Former outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to three years in prison for grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement.
“Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after refusing to allow him to withdraw his plea and said the scam to lease high-end automobiles from dealerships by providing fraudulent information and claiming credit through a phony business showed sophistication and extensive planning.”
Apparently, he learned everything he knows about business from the Wilpons.
Oh, and I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but every article about his sentencing identifies him as an ex-Met. He played for the Phillies, too, you know.