Joe Foriello of DisgruntledMetsFan.com just tweeted something that I had completely forgotten about.
Does anyone realize that starting in 2011, the New York Mets will pay Bobby Bonilla $1.2 mil / year for 25 years? What an organization!
That’s right. Starting July 1, 2011, and on every July 1 until 2035, the Mets will send a check to Bobby Bonilla worth $1,193,248.20.
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.
Might as well bring him back as a coach somewhere for that much money. Or have him cut the grass at Citi Field.
Or maybe he can play left field.