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A federal judge says a trustee trying to recover money for investors in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme can't immediately appeal a ruling limiting how much the New York Mets' owners might lose.
The judge said Tuesday letting trustee Irving Picard appeal his September ruling would delay a March trial. The judge limited what the Mets' owners might have to pay to $386 million, depending on how much was fictitious profits and how much was principal.
Picard was seeking $1 billion. He says the Mets' owners received $83.3 million in fictitious profits and $301 million in principal in the two years before Madoff's fraud was revealed in December 2008. He says he's reviewing the judge's ruling.
The Mets' owners say they're pleased with the ruling.
Madoff pleaded guilty and is serving a 150-year prison term in Butner, N.C.
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The Mets avoided hearings with four players eligible for salary arbitration after reaching one-year agreements with starter Mike Pelfrey, relievers Ramon Ramirez and Manny Acosta, and center fielder Andres Torres, the team announced Tuesday. Here are the final numbers.
RP Manny Acosta signed for $875,000. His 2011 salary was...
I went to one of Carlos Beltran's last home games as a Met against the Cardinals and there was a large contingent of fans in right field, in fact the crowd was larger then what had become normal in June/July. Many have questioned why Jose Reyes wasn't traded at the deadline, most feel we would have received more in return from a trade then the two picks. The same rumblings...
Ramon Ramirez and #Metsavoid arbitration signing pact for 1 year and $2,65 million.
— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 17, 2012
After an offseason that seemed to be quite boring in the minds of most fans. People ask the question: Do the Mets have any chance to make the playoffs this year? And there is only one way to answer that question, and it’s surprisingly yes. You never know. The Giants won in 2010, and nobody even put them as a contender to win that division.
The Mets aren’t some talentless team...
Well, according to the fans of MetsOnline’s Facebook page, 76-86.
MetsOnline fans said anything from 55-107 to 102-60…. So, let’s just say that there was a range.
Here were the answers that we received on Facebook:
So, as I wrote earlier, the average of these answers is 76-86 or one win less than the Mets’ 2011 campaign. I think that given the amount of talent the team has...
With a little more than a month to go before the start of Spring Training, the time has finally arrived for Petey’s 2012 Mets’ Long Season Minor League Roster Preview! Woooo Hooooo! I know that all winter long, you’ve been anxiously awaiting this series in which Petey either impresses the pants off people, or makes a complete ass of himself! You choose! But choose wisely Grasshopper...
Who is the best position player in Mets history? The immediate answer is Darryl Strawberry although a quick look at the record book shows that Jose Reyes and David Wright also deserve consideration for that honor. Let’s look at their overall lines and then break the players down by categories.
Mike in Point pleasant sent in the following e-mail:
“Why should we as fans watch baseball this year? I am not sure I can see a real reason. Sell us fans on why we should watch.”
Matthew Cerrone: I hate to be glib about this, but nobody said you have to watch. You are not required to be a Mets fan. Personally, I watch in good times or bad because I love watching baseball and...
Lets be honest, the New York Mets are going to suck in 2012, likely finishing in a distant 5th/last place in the National League East division. The Phillies have the tremendous trio of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels. The Braves have Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy, and Tim Hundson. The Marlins just added Heath Bell, Jose Reyes, and Mark Buehrle. The Mets...David...
The Mets reached one-year contract agreements with Mike Pelfrey, Ramon Ramirez, Manny Acosta and Andres Torres, avoiding arbitration.
“The federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the owners of the Mets brought by the trustee for the victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud has again ruled against the trustee, declaring that he can not appeal an earlier ruling that sharply limited the financial exposure of the team’s owners,” according to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.
The trustee in the clawback...
The Mets were able to take care of deals with all four of their arbitration-eligible players on Tuesday, inking Mike Pelfrey, Andres Torres, Ramon Ramirez and Manny Acosta each to one-year deals.
NEW YORK - The Mets have settled all four of their potential salary arbitration cases, agreeing to one-year contracts...