The folks over at Amazin’ Avenue remind us that…

The clubs lost a reported $70 million and has had to take out more than one loan, but the New York Mets actually saw player payroll rise 11.51%. At $142,244,744 they ended the season ranked 5th behind only the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, and Angels.

So remember while you are screaming about the payroll that just because you spend it doesn’t mean you win. The 2011 Mets, led by a batting title winning Jose Reyes, finished 4th.

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