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How the Retired Bobby Bonilla Is Still Getting Paid by the Mets

Former Met Bobby Bonilla was once the league's highest paid player back in 1991. Every July 1st he becomes the highest paid ex-player on any team's annual payroll. (Michael Fabus/Getty Images for TK New York, Inc.)
Former Met Bobby Bonilla was once the league's highest paid player back in 1991. Every July 1st he becomes the highest paid ex-player on any team's annual payroll. (Michael Fabus/Getty Images for TK New York, Inc.)

All-Star outfielder Bobby Bonilla was once the highest paid player in baseball when the Mets signed him to a five-year, $29 million contract all the...




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