Brandon Lyon’s contract incentives are kicking in

Guest Post AvatarChris Walendin, Contributor:
This offseason, the Mets signed 34-year-old righty Brandon Lyon to a deal that guarantees him $750,000 in base pay, and offers $900,000 in various performance incentives tied to appearances and games finished.Brandon Lyon 1 polaroid

The structure of the deal also allowed the Mets to mitigate some of the injury (and underperformance) risk that comes with signing a veteran reliever.

It calls for Lyon to receive roster bonuses of $100,000-$125,000 roughly once a month. By starting the season on the active roster, Lyon already cashed in his first $100K on Opening Day. This morning, he pocketed his second check.

So, if you’re looking to borrow money from Brandon Lyon, today might be a good day to ask.

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