Mets attendance declined for a third straight season, with the team drawing a total announced crowd of 2,352,596 in 2011. That figure was the team's lowest in seven years, since Art Howe's final season as manager.Mike O'Connor and Pat Misch are now minor league free agents.
Misch, 30, appeared in six games in relief for the Mets this season and allowed eight earned runs on 11 hits and four walks in seven innings. With Triple-A Buffalo, he was 8-9 with a 4.00 ERA in 22 starts spanning 141 2/3 innings.
O'Connor, 31, appeared in nine games in relief for the Mets and had a 2.70 ERA. He was 5-5 with a 5.22 ERA in 39 relief appearances for the Bisons. With Buffalo, lefty batters hit .207 and righty batters hit .333.