Bobby Bonilla to Mike Trout: Baseball’s craziest contracts


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This week’s episode covers some of the craziest and most ridiculous MLB contracts to ever make their way to the public.

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We’ll talk about Bobby Bonilla and his love for July 1 as well as Bruce Sutter, who hasn’t pitched since 1988 but continues to make more money than some minor league baseball players today. We’ll also recap more recent contract extensions, including Mike Trout and Fernando Tatis Jr.’s paydays, as well as explain deferred contracts and their importance in professional baseball. Tune in to find out if your team is one of the many that are still paying players well outside of their careers.