Bobby Bonilla worst contract is sports history?
Old 07-08-2011, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is insane.


5.9Mil? These days that check would be written without hesitation or much regret. lol

Average salary in MLB in 1999 was 1.8Mil.


BTW, 5.9 more then they wanted to spend?? What morons. lol


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The New York Mets gave 48-year-old third baseman Bobby Bonilla a $1,193,248 check today and will every July 1st for the next 25 years

Well, after the 1999 season, Bonilla had one-year left on his contract. The Mets wanted to get rid of him and he wanted to leave, but it would have cost them $5.9 million to buy him out. That was $5.9M more than they wanted to spend.
So owner Fred Wilpon and then-GM Steve Phillips worked out a deal. If Bonilla agreed to defer the $5.9M payment and spread it out over a 25-year span, the Mets would begin paying him back, with interest, in 11 years.
Because of the generous 8% interest rate, Bonilla's $5.9 million will become $29,831,205. He'll receive his last payment in 2035, when he turns 73 years old.
New York Mets: Bobby Bonilla's 25-Year Contract Takes Effect July 1
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Ach, the things I would do with $1.2 M every year!
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altho this is only in nominal dollars and doesn't take into account the time value of money. it is still a horrible deal for the mets. you would think with wall street close by they would make better financial decisions......but its the Mets afterall
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altho this is only in nominal dollars and doesn't take into account the time value of money. it is still a horrible deal for the mets. you would think with wall street close by they would make better financial decisions......but its the Mets afterall
What kills me the most is "His contract was 5.9Mil, which was 5.9Mil more then they wanted to pay".



I guess they prefered to pay 30Mil.
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What kills me the most is "His contract was 5.9Mil, which was 5.9Mil more then they wanted to pay".



I guess they prefered to pay 30Mil.
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.....does not apply here
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.....does not apply here

Wonder where those bean counters are now? lol


I guess there's no way to buy out the buyout??
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he gets a royalty off the Mets stupidity
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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"Hello, fellows, look in your bank account, now back to mine, now back at yours, now back to mine. Sadly, it isn't mine, but if you played for the Mets, it could look like mine. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat that you bought with the Mets-- er, your money. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s another paycheck. Look again, the check is now 3 beautiful women. Anything is possible when you play for the Mets. I have a stache.”


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