If you ever wanted to make “Darryl Strawberry money” now you can. Quite literally.
Like, the actual money owed to Darryl Strawberry pursuant to the contract he signed with the Mets in 1985. From the good folks at the IRS, an auction notice for January. Up for bid:
Minimum bid is $550,000.
The background is rather convoluted. It’s tied up in a domestic relations order which gave the compensation to Strawberry’s ex-wife, and her subsequent bankruptcy. So really it’s her money -- forfeited to the IRS -- not Darryl’s anymore. Here is some info on that from a couple of years ago. At the time the annual payout was around $100,000. Not sure how inflation, etc. deals with that, if at all.
Who said you can’t get any money out of the Mets?
(Thanks to Wes for the heads up)