Found April 30, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Brandon Lyon
TEAMS: New York Mets
I couldn’t help but get somewhat annoyed when MetsBlog posted that reliever Brandon Lyon is currently cashing in on some large monthly incentive bonus checks. His contract stipulates that Lyon is to receive roster bonuses of $100,000-$125,000 roughly once a month. The 34-year-old righty who signed a  a guaranteed $750,000 deal with the Mets before the season, received his first $100K bonus check by making the Opening Day roster. But then this morning, Lyon took in his second check, also worth $100,000. In his last ten appearances, Lyon has allowed five earned runs in 9.0 innings pitched with a 5.00 ERA during that span. Lyon’s ERA for the season has risen to 4.35 in 12 appearances after a rough two weeks. That ranks last in the Mets bullpen among relievers with five or more appearances. Overall, the Mets bullpen has a 5.29 ERA which ranks 29th out of all 30 MLB teams.
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