Plain and simple, former Met Bobby Bonilla has retirement plan that will put anything you have going on to shame. You may want to try and refute that, but all you need to know is that Bonilla will be on the Mets’ payroll until 2035.
Now this fact isn’t newsworthy because we touched on how Bonilla will receive an annual salary of $1,193,248.20 for a span of 25 years back in 2010. And we even made sure to note in 2011 when his retirement plan kicked in. But what is newsworthy is that Bonilla’s annual salary makes him the highest paid outfield on the Mets’ payroll. The only problem with that is that Bonilla aint taking the field ever again.
The highest-paid outfielder in the room wears a green polo shirt, blue slacks, white cross-trainers and about 40 or so pounds from his last listed playing weight. Retirement seems to be agreeing with Bobby Bo[nilla], who last played for the Mets in 1999 (both baseball and, somewhat more famously, clubhouse cards) and who last played for anyone in 2001 and now works for the Players Association.
It should be clear by now that we’ll never, ever, ever get tired of this story.