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Mets' sixth-highest paid player is ... Bobby Bonilla

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07:11 AM ET 07.16 | As it relates to the Mets' payroll, it's still good to be Bobby Bonilla. [Bonilla's] increasingly infamous deferred compensation arrangement with the Mets is actually two separate deals totaling more than $40 million, not only the $30 million that has been previously reported, people familiar with the world's longest sports deal told CBSSports.com. Plus, a third 25-year Mets deferred compensation agreement, this one for former pitcher Bret Saberhagen, is also on the team's books, bringing the grand total to close to $50 million. ... As the Mets have pared their player payroll to about $90 million (counting current Mariners OF Jason Bay), down from about $140 [million a] few years ago, Bonilla stands as the sixth highest-paid Met, at about $1.5 million this year.

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July 16, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Pretty damn funny...

July 16, 2013  08:12 AM ET

WOW! Smart move by Bonilla. It's like having a guaranteed retirement plan. And it gave him no chance to blow through all his money at once!!!

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July 16, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

WOW! Smart move by Bonilla. It's like having a guaranteed retirement plan. And it gave him no chance to blow through all his money at once!!!

+1.5M

July 16, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Pretty damn funny...

He's probably still wearing that cheshire cat grin to this day.

July 16, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It will seriously never get old to me.

Giggles

<flips quarter to Hell Awaits>

July 16, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Does he still do anything associated with the team? Hit some fungoes at spring training, maybe?

July 16, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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Does he still do anything associated with the team? Hit some fungoes at spring training, maybe?

Nope just waits by his mailbox for his check for 1.5 mil.

July 16, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Would have been much smarter getting your money up front so that you could make investments and grow your wealth. It's like he knew he had no fiscal discipline and was going to need an "allowance".

July 16, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Would have been much smarter getting your money up front so that you could make investments and grow your wealth. It's like he knew he had no fiscal discipline and was going to need an "allowance".

It seems a pretty smart 401(k) to me.....

July 16, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Does he still do anything associated with the team? Hit some fungoes at spring training, maybe?

Yeah, you think he would volunteer to do something to help the team.

July 16, 2013  09:57 AM ET

LOL!!!

July 16, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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Yeah, you think he would volunteer to do something to help the team.

The only reason a lot of players "volunteer" is because it's part of their contract or MLBPA.... there are some that do some work - but I'm guessing predominately - not.

July 16, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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The only reason a lot of players "volunteer" is because it's part of their contract or MLBPA.... there are some that do some work - but I'm guessing predominately - not.

Of course - maybe those from places like the DR, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, may be more inclined because of the conditions they came from.

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July 16, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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Wow. At least this money was really spread out.Imagine how Arte Moreno is going to feel writing checks to Hamilton and Pujols in six years.

Like Ned Beatty in "Deliverance"?

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July 16, 2013  12:41 PM ET

The gift that keeps on giving.

 
July 16, 2013  01:54 PM ET

Please, dear lord, keep running this headline and article every day.

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