Found February 22, 2013 on
No Guts, No Glory:
Plain and simple, former Met Bobby Bonilla has retirement plan that will put anything you have going on to shame. You may want to try and refute that, but all you need to know is that Bonilla will be on the Mets’ payroll until 2035.
Now this fact isn’t newsworthy because we touched on how Bonilla will receive an annual salary of $1,193,248.20 for a span of 25 years back in 2010. And we even made sure to note in 2011 when his retirement plan kicked in. But what is newsworthy is that Bonilla’s annual salary makes him the highest paid outfield on the Mets’ payroll. The only problem with that is that Bonilla aint taking the field ever again.
The highest-paid outfielder in the room wears a green polo shirt, blue slacks, white cross-trainers and about 40 or so pounds from his last listed playing weight. Retirement seems to be agreeing with Bobby Bo[nilla], who last played for the Mets in 1999 (both baseball and, somewhat more famously, clubhouse cards) and who last played for a...
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This is something that has been talked about for years, but Bobby Bonilla signed one of the greatest contracts of all time.
The Mets were really eager to get rid of Bonilla, so in 2000 they agree to buy out his contract. Bonilla terms were the $5.9 million he was owed, to be paid out to his with interest over 25 years starting on July 1st, 2011.
So, Bonilla annual salary, until the...
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The Mets have been cutting their payroll since 2009 and their outfield has been one area that has been hit the hardest. Not one outfielder...
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Rejoice! Games are here and we can now watch pitchers pitch, hitters hit, and fielders field. As an added bonus, we will no longer be subjected to filler stories about Bobby Bonilla’s salary or what David Wright likes to eat on Tuesdays. Needless to say, it is a time of the year we all look forward to.
However, I advise you to be careful my friends. I want to remind you...