Mets pay Bonilla, 57, another $1.19M

The 25-year deferred buyout payment from the New York Mets to Bobby Bonilla put another $1.19 million in the 57-year-old’s bank account on Wednesday.Bonilla receives the payment each year until 2035 as part of the Mets’ deferred payment on what was a $5.9 million contract buyout. Between 2011 and 2035, Bonilla is due $1.19 million with eight percent interest because the Mets chose that option over paying just under $6 million in 2000.The Mets were invested in a Bernie Madoff account promising double-digit returns. Madoff was later exposed as the mastermind of a decades-long investment ponzi scheme.

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