Posted May 17, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Bonilla cashing in (on the Mets)


Former NY Met, Bobby Bonilla, will start cashing in on the Mets shortly. He struck a deal with the Mets over a decade ago for deferred payments in an ‘never ending contract’. It has disputed as the worst contract of all time. Read the excerpt, courtesy yardbarker:

The beleaguered Mets — hammered by Bernie Madoff’s fraud, free-agent flops and ballpark tumbleweeds — will soon start forking over $1.2 million annually for 25 years to the paunchy, 48-year-old ex-slugger who hasn’t picked up a bat in a decade.

Bonilla, a notorious malcontent who bombed on and off the field for the not-so-Amazin’s in the 1990s, will start collecting his nearly $30 million windfall on July 1. Thanks to a deferred deal he inked with the clueless club in 2000, he’ll collect seven-figure checks through 2035.

(piggybacked, links courtesy yardbarker)