Found February 20, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Casey: I’ll take Mets Oddities for $400, Alex. Alex: The answer is Bobby Bonilla and Jason Bay. Casey: Who are the highest paid outfielders on the 2013 Mets? Alex: Good job, Casey, and I’m afraid we’re all out of time for this round as we head into Final Jeopardy. The Final Jeopardy category will be “Ponzi Schemes.” Think about your responses while we go to a quick commercial break. The Title, Introduction and GFX for this post were done by Joe D. * * * * * * * * Do you realize the two highest paid Mets outfielders are players no longer with the team? That’s right; Jason Bay and Bobby Bonilla will make more this year than the Mets’ current outfield of Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter, Collin Cowgill and Marlon Byrd. The Mets made both decisions to get out of bad situations and maintain cost certainty, but in this case it came back to bite them. The first thing a financial advisor tells you is previous success is not a guarantee of future success. The Mets didn’t consider t...

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