Bobby Bonilla isn't the only one who is getting a check today.
After the 2000 season, Manny Ramirez signed an eight year, $160 million deal with the Red Sox. As part of the deal, $31 million of it was deferred.
For that reason, Boston must pay Manny almost $2 million dollars every July 1. This obligation continues until 2026.
Red Sox cut a $2M check for Manny Ramirez every July 1 through 2026. And there are plenty others. But Bonilla!— David Lennon (@DPLennon) July 1, 2016
At least they are getting it over with a little quicker than the Mets, who are required to pay Bonilla until 2035.
The Red Sox paying Manny Ramirez 1.97 mill until 2026... That looks alright considering some of the deals we are about to see in the NBA.— Jordan Buscarini (@jordan_dts) July 1, 2016
A big difference between the two cases is Red Sox fans liked Manny, who hit .312 with over 270 homers and almost 870 RBI in eight years in Boston. He also helped bring two championships to the city, breaking the Curse of the Bambino.
Bonilla, on the other hand, was nothing short of a disaster.
Now 44 years old, Manny will continue to see millions come his way for the next decade. That's the ultimate case of Manny being Manny.