Edwin Díaz’s contract with Mets has familiar twist  

By Jackbot

 Nov 12,2022

The New York Mets made a splash early in the offseason when they re-signed star closer, Edwin Díaz  

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to a record-setting contract, worth $102 million over five years.  

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Only, there’s a little bit of a twist to the financial side of Díaz’s deal, and it’s one the Mets are quite familiar with.  

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Bobby Bonilla played his last MLB game in 2001. He played his final game with the Mets in 1999.  

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When New York bought his contract out in 2000, there was a lot of deferred money.  

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So, beginning in 2011, the Mets have paid Bonilla just under $1.2 million annually on July 1 and will continue to do so through 2035.  

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Díaz will then get paid $2.65 million annually from 2033 through 2042.  

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