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Former MiLB player sues Yankees for... reasons?

Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:24 pm

https://www.nj.com/yankees/2020/01/in-b ... areer.html

In a rambling, conspiracy-laced lawsuit, a failed prospect, who never played above High-A and had a career batting average of .244, sued the Yankees for $34 million and blamed Yankees legend Derek Jeter for derailing his career as a shortstop, presumably because the soon-to-be Hall of Famer was afraid of the competition.


But when the lawsuit against the most renowned sports franchise was tossed, the light-hitting infielder took another swing – this time at the Cincinnati Reds, whom he sued for $1.635 million on Dec. 30 – the equivalent of three years of the major-league minimum salary.


In a Hail Mary letter to Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in January 2018, Lassiter wrote, “I’ll never play for the New York Yankees … a Team that doesn’t understand the importance of giving respect to the Players that help the Organization win. These are the facts big dawg.”


“It seems my career has stalled at the Fault of the New York Yankees Organization,” Lassiter wrote to David Frantz, general counsel for the Royals. “Buy why?”


https://www.nj.com/yankees/2020/01/in-b ... areer.html

https://www.baseball-reference.com/regi ... ssit001gar

Fascinating.

Re: Former MiLB player sues Yankees for... reasons?

Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:54 am

Andrew Church should get in on this.

(kidding).

It reminds me of when Joe "Jellybean" Bryant (Kobe's father) was cut from his team and not offered a contract to keep playing in the NBA. His response, when asked about it. "I guess the league didn't have room for two Magic Johnsons" That said - lawsuit against the Yankees. I hope he wins, but I don't think it ends that way.

Many of us overestimate our ability. When athletes do it, it's more obvious.
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