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Fact or Fiction: Player who retired in 2001 still making $1M a year?

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 16:35:27-04

(KGTV) - Are the Mets really still paying Bobby Bonilla $1.1 million a year, even though he retired in 2001?


In 2000, the Mets agreed to buy out the rest of Bonilla's $5.9 million contract.

But instead of paying it at the time, they agreed to make annual payments of $1.1 million for 25 years starting in 2011.

That means Bonilla will get a million bucks every year through 2035 when he'll be 72 and out of the league for more than three decades.