It seems like everyone thinks Bonilla got a great deal by turning $5.9 million into $29.8 million — did he?

The deal is great from a gross money perspective. If you take out the 2000 season — where the deferred money comes from — Bonilla’s career earnings are $46.45 million, so the $29.8 million looms large. Also understand that because he didn’t have to earn the money in 2000 and collects years later instead, he isn’t paying New York income tax (he lives in Florida, a state with no income tax), nor the so-called jock taxes for earning money on the road in states that do have income tax.
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This is a complex question. It starts with the fact that Bonilla was a disappointment for the team. In his second stint with the Mets, he was on the disabled list frequently, and when he was playing, he wasn’t any good.

It’s also funny that, as a 53-year-old this year, he is still on the Mets’ payroll. But I believe that much of Craig Kimbrel Youth Jersey why so many people make a big deal about this is because of how cheap the Mets’ pitching staff is. So much of why Bobby Bonilla trends on Twitter every July 1 has to do with the fact that he still makes more than most of the team’s great young pitchers — Jacob DeGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz all make less than $610,000 per year.

Judge had three hits and scored three times. Torres socked a three-run shot that gave New York a 4-0 lead in the first, and the Yankees finished with a season-high six homers to boost their major league-leading total to 137, setting a franchise record for before the All-Star break.

Exactly halfway through its season, New York is on pace to surpass the 1997 Seattle Mariners’ mark of 264 homers.

That’s probably as good a night as we’ve had all year, Boone said. Obviously, a big series to grab it on Sunday here. That’s a peak at what we can do.

Higashioka homered into the second deck in left field off Price for his first major league hit after an 0-for-22 start to his career. Higashioka, wearing No. 66 in pinstripes, received the silent treatment when he returned to the bench before happy teammates finally engulfed him.

The feeling is indescribable, Higashioka said at his locker, the team’s championship belt for the night draped over his chair. I laughed. I didn’t expect that, but I mean, obviously it was amazing. It was just a Brandon LaFell Jersey great feeling.

Price was rocked for eight earned runs — matching a career high — and nine hits in 3 1/3 innings, his latest flop against the Yankees. He had never given up more than three homers in a game.