As the New York Times reported, Rodriguez will receive $30 million from the Yankees when he passes Willie Mays, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds on the all-time home run list. Rodriguez will receive $6 million for home run Nos. 660, 714 and 755, as well as the two home runs that tie and pass Bonds for the record.

Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com, November 30, 2007

Just a reminder that these incentives still exist.

A-Rod needs 13 home runs to match Willie Mays.

July 1, 2035

The date of the last $1.2 million annual payment to Bobby Bonilla by the New York Mets. 

The Mets didn’t want to pay Bonilla the $5.9 million to buy out his contract in 1999. So they came up with the brilliant idea of paying him annually beginning in 2011 for 25 years. 

Yesterday was payment number 3.

Sources: @CBSSports and xfinity.comcast.net - the latter ranked it as only the 7th worse sports contract ever

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And the king, though fairly well compensated before now, will finally be paid like one. Sadly, this will only mean an end of the King Felix to the Yankees rumors for about three or four months.

And while some will claim that this is an overpay and that it will upset the pitching market for…