yes but to miss the playoffs or finish in last place twice with the 2nd highest payroll??
mets spent millions and didnt even contend!
look at what redsox spent in the early '00's... pretty darn close to the yankess.. got 2 rings... mets 0. THEY DIDNT EVEN CONTEND!!!!!
I'm not defending the Mets, I have no horse in this race. I'm just correcting your wildly untrue statement.
And while we're on the topic, the current Yankee dynasty had the most success before they started spending crazy money. That's not to say they weren't the highest payroll or close to it, but it was within normal amounts of what other big market teams were spending. They didn't crack $100m till 2001, and coincidentally they've won 'only' once (which of course is plenty good, but not to the level of the 5 years before that). To be fair, they had to start paying the great players who one them those 1990's WS's top dollar, but the handing out huge contracts to every star they could get their hands on seemed to set them back, instead of continuing the dynasty.