Posted June 08, 2012 on
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A federal judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion by former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra to dismiss more than a dozen charges, including bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement.
U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson rejected Dykstra's request Thursday. Trial is set to begin July 24.
Dykstra was charged last year with embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate. Prosecutors said that after filing for bankruptcy, Dykstra hid, sold or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of items without permission of a bankruptcy trustee.
Dykstra is currently serving a three-year prison sentence after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. He also was sentenced this year to nine months in jail after pleading no contest to charges he exposed himself to women he met on Craigslist.
BEST OF MAXIM
Even with Ike Davis’ proclivity for walks over the past few days, his season has been…well…horrible. Every Met fan knows the .163 Batting Average and has witnessed the uninspired flailings at breaking balls in the dirt but is that the whole story? Is there a tangible reason why Ike Davis is hitting more like Bette Davis? Because the Stache believes in going deeper, let’s...
METS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FIRST-ROUND PICK GAVIN CECCHINI
FLUSHING, N.Y., June 8, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they have agreed to terms with shortstop Gavin Cecchini, the team’s first-round selection (12th overall pick) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Cecchini will report to Port St. Lucie, FL, for mini-camp starting Monday, June 11 and then join Kingsport...
Dahhhhh Yankees win!
Ugh, unfortunately the Yankees did win last night . If you’re familiar with the grandiose stylings of Yankees’ radio play-by-play man John Sterling, you know how much he has a flair for the dramatic.
While the Mets certainly don’t have the history or the cache of the Yankees’ franchise, we should take some comfort about the wit and wisdom we get from...
The Mets were taken down a peg last night by the Yankees in an embarrassing performance by Johan Santana and his mates.
Tonight the Mets look for revenge as Dillion Gee opposes Phil Hughes.
Once again Lucas Duda will DH and Captain Kirk will patrol RF, as the injured Omar Quintanilla will start at SS.
Last night's game isn't as cataclysmic as the sports papers and...
Dillon Gee hopes to get Mets back on track in the Bronx.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, RF
Andres Torres, CF
David Wright, 3B
Lucas Duda, DH
Daniel Murphy, 2B
Ike Davis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
Josh Thole, C
Omar Quintanilla, SS
The Mets will try to forget last night’s “game” as they taken on the Yankees for game 2 of the Subway Series tonight at 7:00. Last night the pitching...
The last thing we expected to say before the season started is that a Mets pitcher would be the first pitcher in baseball to pick up nine victories on the year.
Better still, it is veteran knuckle ball pitcher R.A. Dickey that claims that title. He tossed seven and a third shutout innings today against the Washington Nationals, en route to a 3-1 win over their division rival.
The Mets have four first basemen in the field right now, or so the joke goes.
Well, David Wright has been a -10 fielder at third for three straight years, but he’s been scratch this year, and the eye test isn’t so harsh on him. Daniel Murphy, listed as a first baseman in our database, faked a decent second base in 2011, but has twice been felled by a perhaps avoidable accident...
NEW YORK -- With 318 victories and a plaque in Cooperstown, Phil Niekro is the patron saint of knuckleballers. But even he wants to seek advice from R.A. Dickey. "Anytime we get a chance, we sit down and talk a little," Niekro said of Dickey. "Boy, I should be taking lessons from him right now." Dickey, the unlikely co-ace of the New York Mets, continued...
Tonight: Johan Santana (3-2, 2.38) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (4-6, 3.82). Kuroda has a ERA north of 7 in the first inning. The Mets have handed him him 5 times. Santana is going for his 3rd complete game in a row coming off his incredible First Mets no hitter. Saturday: Dillion Gee (4-3, 4.48) vs. Phil Hughes (5-5, 4.96) .Hughes pitched well in his last start.
In just about a month’s time (July 10 in Kansas City) the mid-summer night classic-better known as the MLB All-Star game-will commence, bringing both great fanfare and controversy along the way.
Despite your feelings about the game itself, it is always an honor to be selected for the annual event. As fans of the game, it is fun to argue and debate on the merits of who belongs to...
Dillon Gee said his body "felt dead" during Saturday night's 4-2 loss to the Yankees, during which he surrendered three runs in seven innings. The right-hander did not mean that he was injured in any way -- just that every time he returned to the dugout after pitching an inning, his body shut down like the outing was over.Gee said the culprit might have been the cold...
NEW YORK -- Only a few innings in, the question for Johan Santana became not how many hits he would give up, but how many home runs. The buzz from Santana throwing the first no-hitter in New York Mets history last Friday ended with a thud Friday night in the Subway Series opener at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees slammed him back to reality in a 9-1 win as Robinson Cano...
Johan Santana made history the last time he took the mound.
A win over the New York Yankees might be satisfying enough this time.
Coming off the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets, Santana will be well-rested when he takes the mound at Yankee Stadium on Friday night for the first installment of the 2012 Subway Series.
Santana (3-2, 2.38 ERA) cemented his status...
To be fair, we have to say the Washington Nationals are a nice up and coming team. With a mix of young guys, like Bryce Harper, veterans like Adam LaRcoche, some great starting pitching, and a fantastic field manager in Davey Johnson, DC baseball fans should not be making plans for October! Our Mets were in DC and they were only able to grab the last game of the three game series...