Some of you might remember Bobby Bonilla as part of the "Killer B's" with Barry Bonds in the early 1990's. When did we all stop loving alliteration? Others might remember Bonilla from one of his two separate stints with the Mets. Bonilla played last for the Mets in 1999 and then they bought out the remainder of his $5.9 million contract in January of 2000. But get this, they agreed to defer the payment at eight percent interest.
So now the Mets will pay Bonilla $1.2 million every year until 2035. To recap, the $5.9 million buyout will pay Bonilla a little under $30 million from 2011 to 2035. Wow, that Steve Phillips just continues to molest the Mets after all these years.
I don't know what Bobby Bonilla is doing in his post playing days. Motivational speaker, charity worker, broadcaster, Doritos eater? I don't know. But I'm sure he could use part of that free $1.2 million per year to invest a little in Off Base Percentage. Our sombrero/donkey expenses ended up being a little higher than what we budgeted.