In the upcoming mid-season trade bonanza that will begin over the next few weeks, the New York Yankees and Mets will be searching for ways to improve their bullpens. With the second best bullpen in Major League Baseball, the Pinstripes will be fine tuning. With the 11th best bullpen in MLB, the Amazin's will need a few pieces, if they hope to hold off Atlanta in the National League East. From the looks of it, both teams can use a player that used to climb the hill for the Shaker High School Bisons.
He hasn't played for the New York Mets since 1999. Yet, he will make more this season than Mets starting pitcher David Peterson. This is a story that stems from greed. At the time, Mets ownership, led by Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, were invested with their close friend Bernie Madoff. Things were great with Fred and Saul basking in fabricated double-digit returns. So, they made a historically laughable agreement when they wanted to jettison Bobby Bonilla prior to the 2000 season. One that has gone down in sports history as Bobby Bonilla Day.