In honor of Lenny Dykstra's 47th, SPORTSbyBROOKS, offers this heartening update:
- Case you don’t know, Dykstra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last July, listing fewer than $50,000 in assets against $10 to $50 million dollars in liabilities.
But three months before that filing, Dykstra told Mike Fish of ESPN.com that his net worth was, “60 million.” If that was indeed true, Dykstra succeeded in losing up to $110M in around 90 days.
Dykstra not only hoodwinked the media about his fake investment ability, he may have deceived his son. Cutter Dykstra was the 54th pick in the 2008 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. For signing with Milwaukee, Cutter received a $737,000 bonus from the club.
In July, 2008, Cutter did an interview with Brewers blog BrewCrewBall.com and talked about what he did with his bonus money.
Sordid story short: Cutter gave his check to his old man. A little more than a year later, it wasn't clear how much of that money was left, but Lenny supposedly was removed by police after trying to make contact with Cutter. Meanwhile, after two seasons it looks like Cutter's career is going nowhere fast, with a .247/.342/.362 line as a professional. Hard to figure how this has a happy ending.