Posts Tagged ‘money’

The Thieving Bastards: Baseball’s All-Time Worst Contract Team

June 18, 2008

A sample, starting at third base, Bobby Bonilla.

Third Base: Bobby Bonilla – Team Captain
Team: New York Mets
Contract: $1.19M/year from 2011 to 2035
No, you’re not reading that wrong. When Bonilla was released by the Mets, he was due $5.9M. Instead, the Mets agreed to pay him the above sum for the above length of time. You can’t make this kind of stuff up.

Only 2 Detroit Tigers on here…now if this was football……

Big contract, little reward

Prison life ain’t so bad

June 5, 2008

Well…if you’re a big drug kingpin that is.

from Reuters.com

TV’s, Guns, Fridges-prisoner had it all
“RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – With a plasma TV, a DVD player, $172,000 in cash, gym equipment, two refrigerators and a couple of guns, Genilson Lino da Silva had everything he needed for a luxurious life — in his Brazilian prison cell.

It came to an end on Monday when his cell, which also contained a king-sized bed, was raided in a police operation against drug traffickers in the northern city of Salvador.

“He was alone in all that comfort. It wasn’t very big but the other cells had several prisoners in them,” a spokesman for Bahian state authorities said on Tuesday.

Officials said Da Silva, also known by his nickname “Leg,” was serving time as the biggest drug trafficker in Bahia state. He was reported as saying the money in his cell was from old robberies and gambling in prison.

“We will investigate if the leaders of the prison were conniving in this,” Paulo Gomes, a state prosecutor, told reporters.

He said he was not surprised that kidnappings, murders, and drug trafficking were being directed from inside the jail. “The surprise was finding 280,000 reais ($172,000) inside a cell.”

(Reporting by Julio Villaverde; writing by Stuart Grudgings; editing by Todd Benson)