Bobby Bonilla Is The Smartest Man In The World | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Bobby Bonilla Is The Smartest Man In The World

by BSO Staff | Posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Bobby Bonilla is clearly a client of Wu Tang Financial, and he heeded their advice to “protect his $*@#*%$ neck!”  We thought that Michael Finley and Allan Houston were masters of getting paid, but the folks over at No Guts, No Glory report that Bonilla pulled off the greatest heist ever (you were close, Drew Gooden):

One year from today, the Mets will add to their payroll a 47-year-old, past-his-prime power hitter who has a reputation as a malcontent—a player who has been retired from professional baseball for nine years and won’t play another game again.

Nevertheless, starting on July 1, 2011, Bobby Bonilla will remain on the franchise’s payroll for 25 years, collecting an annual salary of $1,193,248.20. Those are the terms the Mets agreed to Jan. 3, 2000, when they bought out the final year of Mr. Bonilla’s contract.

That’s right, in addition to hitting the lottery of playing pro sports, Bobby Bonilla is basically receiving lottery-type annual payouts from the Mets.  Over 1M per year for 25 years?  Somebody get Inspectah Deck on the line, now!  It’s good to see athletes making savvy financial moves, and this is probably the best I’ve come across.  On the flipside, how many mistakes could former Mets GM Steve Phillips possibly make?  Is the man even employed anywhere now?  His name pops up once a year, it seems, and it’s never for anything good.  The silver lining here?  If Tiki Barber ever weasels his way into a GM role, make sure you negotiate your contract with him.  You know what they say about birds and feathers and all.

About the Author


Displaying 15 Comments
Add Your Comment
  1. Ron M. says:

    "Diversify your Bonillas"

  2. Joe says:

    bung bung.

  3. Bobby Digital Transfer of Funds… doodoodoodoodoo

  4. Aaron says:

    Bobby Bobby Bobby Digi Digi Digi up in your ass like a Victoria Secret Weggie.

    Oh Yeah I think The Drew Gooden Deal was kinda crazy but if you look at the Bucks Line up now top to bottom they are offically a contender. and now I hear john salmons is going to resign.
    FTD FTD FTD did you hear me?? FTD

  5. Ramon says:

    OLD news about this deal…..

  6. I am impressed with this web site , very I am a fan .

  7. Many thanks for the impressive information and facts enclosed throughout your website, here is a trivial quiz for your web site viewers. Exactly who stated the following quote? . . . .A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

  8. Vennie Asif says:

    I’m typically to blogging and i really admire your content. The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your website and hold checking for brand spanking new information.

  9. I found your homepage in delicious. And I will be back in the future, thanks.

  10. Bennie Aulds says:

    Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your website is so cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for more articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found just the info I already searched everywhere and just could not come across. What a great web-site.

  11. I like what you guys are up also. Such smart work and reporting! Keep up the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website :). “Blessed is he who has found his work let him ask no other blessedness.” by Thomas Carlyle.

  12. Jerry Cartee says:

    It is truly a fantastic and helpful model of information. I’m happy that you merely shared this practical information with us. Satisfy be us educated in the vein of this. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Arlyne Cueva says:

    Howdy! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Many thanks!

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *



BlackSportsOnline