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The Yankees release Preston Mattingly

Mar 28, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT


This has virtually zero baseball significance, but some people like dynasties, so we pass it along: the Yankees have released Preston Mattingly, son of Don.

In six seasons in the minors, Mattingly has put up a line of .232/.276./335.  Both his father’s current employer and his father’s former employer released him, so you have to figure that’s it for him.

At least as a player. Maybe he can be Magic Johnson’s special assistant for Mattingly-relations or something.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Mar 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    I hear Trenton real estate is hot. Licensing programs begin next week.

    • bigharold - Mar 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      Completely unwarranted.

  2. vallewho - Mar 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    keep moving…

  3. mybrunoblog - Mar 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    If he has his fathers baseball senses, he’d make a good coach.

  4. deathmonkey41 - Mar 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    So baseball skills aren’t necessarily heriditary then…

  5. cleverbob - Mar 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Assistant to the traveling secretary?

  6. muir6 - Mar 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Why so snarky if it’s the end of the kid s dream way to rub salt in the wound. Bet my last dollar the writer couldn t throw from third to first

    • paperlions - Mar 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      Probably because it is obvious that the only reason he has had a chance in the minors, much less such a prolonged chance, is because of who his dad is.

      • The Baseball Idiot - Mar 28, 2012 at 3:17 PM

        Just like Mike Piazza?

      • paperlions - Mar 28, 2012 at 4:27 PM

        No, not like Piazza. Piazza turned himself into a real prospect after 2 years in the minors and a stud the next year. Mattingly has sucked for 6 entire years in the minors, never making it above A ball.

      • bigharold - Mar 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

        “.. is because of who his dad is.”.

        BS!. Whether the name is Mattingly or not even bad minor league players are usually the hard ball studs of their respective areas.

        I remember Mattingly coming up and wondering who he hell he was and why he was doing so well. Somebody likelt saw the potential in his son as well.

        He had a chance because somebody saw potential that obviously was never realized.

  7. drewzducks - Mar 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    So I guess that makes two Mattinglys not in the HOF.

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