Nice article by Davis Waldstein of the New York Times on the Mets 2008 draft.
Here is something that stood out for me.
“Since 2006, the Mets rank 29th out of 30 teams in bonus money paid to draftees, with $20.6 million (the average for that period was $29.3 million). But in 2008, they spent slightly more lavishly, $6.46 million, which placed them 14th that year. “