IRS Auctioning Off Darryl Strawberry’s Deferred Mets Salary

(Fairview Heights, IL) — If you’ve ever wanted to cash a Major League paycheck, the IRS is giving you the chance. Next month, the office in Fairview Heights will be auctioning off the chance to collect money owed to Darryl Strawberry from the New York Mets. When the outfielder signed a seven-million-dollar deal in 1985, a chunk of that was deferred 30 years. The high bidder will help pay off tax debt Strawberry owes, and will be able to collect roughly one-and-a-quarter-million dollars in monthly nine-thousand-dollar checks.