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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Yankees Cut Prospect Accused of Stealing From Teammates, per Report

Yankees prospect Jake Sanford was cut from the organization last Thursday after it was revealed the former third round pick was allegedly stealing equipment from his teammates in order to sell it.

NJ.com reported that Sanford “repeatedly hounded” his teammates to give him their bats, gloves and other equipment. Sometimes, he just took it from their lockers without their consent.

On top of stealing from his teammates, Sanford also was accused of scamming fans online by selling autographed equipment but then never actually sending it….

Sanford was picked in the third round of the 2019 MLB draft out of Western Kentucky by New York, and he was given a $597,500 signing bonus. He played for three minor league teams in 2019 and ’21. He has since signed with the Ottawa Titans of the Frontier League.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 18, 2022 at 06:59 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: May 18, 2022 at 07:17 PM (#6077389)
If he was doing this, imagine what the Astros minor leaguers must be doing
   2. Rally Posted: May 18, 2022 at 07:35 PM (#6077396)
He was an outfielder, decent pop in the bat, could play center. Might be another Ruben Rivera.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 18, 2022 at 08:01 PM (#6077399)
He hasn't made it higher than A-ball - how much does, say, an Everson Pereira game-used bat go for??
   4. JJ1986 Posted: May 18, 2022 at 09:39 PM (#6077412)
He hasn't made it higher than A-ball - how much does, say, an Everson Pereira game-used bat go for??
Did he (Sanford) play with Jasson Dominguez? I know his baseball cards sold for crazy amounts.
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 18, 2022 at 09:50 PM (#6077416)
They should have been suspicious from the moment he tried to convince them that Western Kentucky was by New York.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 18, 2022 at 10:04 PM (#6077418)
Did he (Sanford) play with Jasson Dominguez? I know his baseball cards sold for crazy amounts.
Yeah, he did, so that might be it. Although Dominguez’s underwhelming performance has probably brought his cards and memorabilia down quite a bit.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 18, 2022 at 11:01 PM (#6077434)
Predictably, the story is topping thr NY Post website, under a CAUGHT STEALING headline, with this nugget included:
The issues, another source said, could be related to gambling debts.
Unfortunate, to say the least, if true.
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 18, 2022 at 11:38 PM (#6077442)
The issues, another source said, could be related to gambling debts.

Can't be. Haven't you seen the commercials? It's fun and harmless and everyone's doing it. Everyone's a winner!

And DAMMIT I was so close to posting a Ruben Rivera joke until I re-read the thread and saw [2].
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 18, 2022 at 11:48 PM (#6077445)
He was an outfielder, decent pop in the bat, could play center.
He reportedly has a good glove too. Several, in fact.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: May 19, 2022 at 12:55 AM (#6077449)
Can't be. Haven't you seen the commercials? It's fun and harmless and everyone's doing it. Everyone's a winner!

More importantly, if you are a problem gambler ... err, I mean gamer ... no, I do mean gambler, want to keep gaming away from any negative connotations ... they provide a number where you can get help at the end of the commercial so no reason to resort to theft.

Yeah, hi, problem gambling hotline, Guido speaking.

That's funny, my bookie's enforcer's name is Guido.

How ya doing Jake?

Oh-oh.

You ain't got no problem as long as you come up with 10 large by Thursday.

Would you take a Jasson Dominguez game-used bat instead?

Nah, my old Pete Rose model still works just fine.
   11. Rough Carrigan Posted: May 19, 2022 at 08:03 AM (#6077457)
Well, the yankees are an analytic team. They got rid of him because he wasn't at least 75% successful in his stealing.
   12. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 19, 2022 at 09:10 AM (#6077459)
Nah, my old Pete Rose model still works just fine for breaking kneecaps, capiche?
   13. Itchy Row Posted: May 19, 2022 at 02:12 PM (#6077487)
On top of stealing from his teammates, Sanford also was accused of scamming fans online by selling autographed equipment but then never actually sending it….
He'll send it once he figures out how to spell Aaron Judge's name in cursive.

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