Let's Celebrate! It's Bobby Bonillia Day
Today, as he has since 2011, Bobby Bonilla will receive a check for $1,193,248.20 for the New York Mets. In case you don't know the story, prior to the 2000 season the Mets wanted to buy out the remaining $5.9 million of Bonillia's contract. The Mets and Bonillia agreed that in lieu of paying $5.9 million right now, the team would pay the player approximately $1.2 million per year for 25 years starting on July 1, 2011 and to run through 2035.