July 1st. So it's time for Bobby Bonilla to cash another fat check from Wilpons.
The 59-year-old lazy person continues to enjoy the consequences of the Wilpon family's mistakes. Bonilla has raised $ 1,193,248.20 from Mets for the 12th consecutive year.
Bonilla is traded to Oriole's after playing at Mets from 1992 to 1995, and Oriole's pays Bonilla annually. He returned home for another year in 1999 and was released at the end of the season. The
team had only borrowed $ 5.9 million from him at the time of his release, but decided to postpone his contract until 2035 with an 8% profit.
"I know Bobby is happy with it, but I don't talk much about it," Bonilla's former agent Dennis Gilbert told USA Today Sports in 2018. In Madov's deal. Otherwise, it would have been beneficial to both sides.
Former Mets owners didn't keep an eye on this offer as they were promised a 10% annual profit from Bernie Madov's account. Of course, the account was fake, and Wilpons found that their money was swallowed up by a large Ponzi project.
Mets fans have a reason to look back on the Ponzi project and Bonilla's contract There is, but with a smile. The reason they postponed Bonilla's contract for 35 years was to sign a contract with 2000 NLCS MVP Mike Hampton ($ 5.75 million) and outfielder Derekbel ($ 5 million). Hampton, who left for Colorado as a free agent a year later, presented him with the Mets compensatory pick he used at David Wright.
Bonilla recently joined the fun of teasing Mets with his ridiculous deal. On Bobby Bonilla Day 2021, Ryan Reynolds and Mint Mobile offered their customers "Bobby Bonilla Wireless Trading". This offer was $ 100 a year for 25 years of service. Bonilla herself appeared in a series of commercials, claiming to be a "baseball genius" who made "very long-term deals" because of her good physical condition.
"This isn't something we usually do, but it's done in honor of the biggest long-term contract we've ever had. It sounded fun and I like to enjoy it," Mint said. Mobile CMO Aron North said.
For the team paying $ 259,963,026 in 2022, Bonilla's $ 1.19 million annual contract is just a big change, thanks to the new owner Steve Cohen. As Cohen is investing more and more in the team and delighting fans with the revival of Old Timers Day, fans are calling on Mets to officialize Bobby Bonnilla Day. Some even suggest that Cohen present Bonilla with a jumbo check to accept the joke.
There are 13 days left until Bobby Bonilla's contract finally expires. Celebrate accordingly. One of the worst payments in baseball was to hit Bonilla's bank account again.