If Your Name Is Bobby Bonilla Then Today Is Your Favorite Day Of The Year

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by Tommy Gimler

It’s July 1, and that means former MLB slugger Bobby Bonilla woke up this morning to a fresh $1,193,248.20 in his checking account courtesy of the New York Mets.

According to the four-letter, Bonilla is still on New York’s payroll at the age of 56 and pulled down more cash today than Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Edwin Diaz and Amed Rosario will each make this year while actually playing for the team.

And that’s going to continue to happen every July 1 through 2035 (when he’ll be 72 years of age) thanks to the $5.9 million that he deferred in 2000. Bonilla’s agent negotiated to have an eight percent annual interest rate added to the total, so when it came time for Bonilla to start collecting his cheddar in 2011, that $5.9 million had turned into $29.8 million (or at least it will by the time he collects his final installment).

Even crazier than that? You guessed it: LaVar Ball. But even crazier than that? That’s right, kids. This isn’t the only deferred contract that Bonilla is collecting on this year. In fact, it’s not the only one he’s collecting on…wait for it… from the Mets!

From the pen or keyboard of super weirdo Darrell Rovell, formerly of ESPN:

Bonilla actually has another deferred deal with the Mets that makes another $12.5 million. It was part of his first deal with the team that ran from 1992 to 1996. The $29 million deal made Bonilla the highest-salaried player in baseball at the time. Part of the deal was to defer some money, which resulted in Bonilla getting $500,000 a year from 2004 through 2023. The Mets shipped Bonilla to the Orioles for the last season and a half of that deal, so they split the fare with Baltimore.

And that, kids, is why you make sure your agent is Jewish. Happy Bobby Bonilla Day!!!

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