Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 2/22/13
There is no outfielder on the current New York Mets roster that is making more than $497,218. That total belongs Lucas Duda, who has been with the team for the past three seasons. But that doesn’t mean he is the highest paid outfielder that the Mets are paying. That honor belongs to Jason Bay, who will make $18.12 million from the ridiculous buyout the Wilpon’s decided to use in order to get rid of him. But Bay isn’t the only outfielder making more than anyone else at Citi Field. There is one player that will continue to receive $1.2 million for several more year. That man is Bobby Bonilla. Ah yes, there isn’t a year that goes by that the Bonilla deal isn’t brought up. Bonilla’s yearly annuity from the Mets is a constant reminder of the Wilpon’s getting caught up in the Bernie Madoff scandal. Anyway, here is what happened. . . When the Mets released Bonilla in January of 2000, instead of picking up the $5.9 million owed to him for that year, they agreed to pay him nearly $1.2 million over the course of 25 years. That’s almost $30 million. Bonilla has made a nice living off [...]
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