According to ESPN, Lenny Dykstra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. His filing listed no more than $50,000 in assets and between $10 and $50 million in liabilities. He’s also facing approximately 20 lawsuits regarding his activities as a financial entrepreneur and his magazine, The Players Club.
Dykstra retired in 1996 after winning the World Series with the Mets in 1986 and losing the World Series with the Phillies in 1993. He’s the first player that I can remember seeing get huge in one offseason and thinking that it couldn’t be natural. He was named in the Mitchell Report based on information from Kirk Radomski that Dykstra used performance enhancing drugs during his career.
I’ve seen television interviews with Nails recently regarding his various business ventures. It was sad to see him coming across like he was selling snake oil. While I was watching, I was thinking that it would hard to imagine anyone trusting him with any amount of money.