Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Mets News and Notes: Wright back Friday, Gee to pitch for Cyclones Friday, Wright Falling Behind in Polls, Payday for Bonilla
Wright back Friday:
The Mets plan to play shorthanded in Atlanta while David Wright remains active. Wright is missing the Braves series and instead is getting treatment at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a bruised left rotator cuff. Terry Collins now expects Wright will rejoin the team and be available to play on Friday when the Mets return to Citi Field to face the Texas Rangers.
Gee to pitch for Cyclones Friday:
Dillon Gee will again pitch for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Friday as his rehab assignment nears its conclusion.
Gee will pitch at Coney Island on the Fourth of July, against Aberdeen at 6 p.m.
Mets officials previously have indicated Gee is expected to be activated from the disabled list after that start. However, Terry Collins said Tuesday that there will at least be consideration to leaving Gee in the minors until after the All-Star break, to keep his idle time to a minimum.
Gee logged 55 pitches Sunday for the Cyclones in his second rehab start. He has been on the DL since May 11 with a strained right lat muscle.
Wright Falling Behind in Polls:
With internet polls set to close on Thursday at 11:59 p.m., David Wright continues to lose ground in All-Star balloting. The final intermediate tally at third base for the National League:
Monday, July 15, 2013
Jon Heyman at CBSSports.com reports the Mets actually have two annual payments owed to Bonilla: the $1,193,248.20 obligation widely known -- plus a second payment of $500,000 shared with the Baltimore Orioles, who absorb just less than half.
The report states the $1.19 annual payment comes from when the team deferred $5.9 million at 8 percent interest from Bonilla's first stint with the team.
The second, previously unreported payment, is related to Bonilla's second stint with the Mets, according to Heyman.
Both are 25-year obligations. One runs through 2028, the other through 2035.
It had previously been known that the Mets deferred money with Bret Saberhagen as well. That sum, according to Heyman: $250,000 annually for 25 years beginning in 2004, for a total of $6.25 million.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
|Bobby Bo's Castle|
The beleaguered Mets -- hammered by Bernie Madoff's fraud, free-agent flops and ballpark tumbleweeds -- will soon start forking over $1.2 million annually for 25 years to the paunchy, 48-year-old ex-slugger who hasn't picked up a bat in a decade.
Bonilla, a notorious malcontent who bombed on and off the field for the not-so-Amazin's in the 1990s, will start collecting his nearly $30 million windfall on July 1. Thanks to a deferred deal he inked with the clueless club in 2000, he'll collect seven-figure checks through 2035.
Not that Bobby Bo is short on dough. He pocketed some $50 million during his career, which included two stints in New York, and resides in an $8 million mansion in Greenwich, Conn.
Bonilla bought a couple of racehorses along the way and a fleet of luxury cars, including a Bentley and an antique Porsche. For open-air touring, there were four or five cus tom-made Harley-Davidson motorcycles, according to his ex-wife, Migdalia Bonilla.
The Bronx-born ballplayer has a pilot's license, so he grabs the controls of his own Cessna or uses a time-share jet for his frequent jaunts to his family's ancestral Puerto Rico or to Bradenton, Fla., where his 17-year-old son is a promising prep-school pitcher.
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