ATMs only let you take out 500 dollars at a time I think.
So 500 dollars.
Do we actually know how much is getting deferred?
I'd rather they just eat the bullet this season since the team will likely be awful anyway.
"Why would the players union allow him to defer salary if it was favorable to ownership? "
Because now he is a free agent and can get another salary from another team in addition to what the Mets are giving him which will make up for the loss in deferred value.
I meant financially favorable. It may be favorable to the Mets from a cash flow standpoint, but it does not reduce the value of the contract or what he is owed.
"Both sides negotiated an early end to his contract. Major League Baseball’s union opposes any reduction in the value of a player’s contract, so Bay will get all of the $21 million he is owed from the team. Bay will receive a $16 million salary, a $3 million buyout and the $2 million that is left on a signing bonus. The money is being deferred and the Mets will spread out payments over the next couple of seasons."
So they saved some money this year and added money next year.