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The Mets Owners Are Headed to Trial

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29:  (L - R) Saul Katz, CEO of the Mets, Fred Wilpon, president of the Mets, Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon, chief operating officer of the Mets pose for a photo during Alderson's introduction as the general manager for the New York Mets on October 29, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Saul Katz;Fred Wilpon;Sandy Alderson;Jeff Wilpon

The ruling is in: Judge Jed S. Rakoff determined in this morning's crucial decision that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz owe up to $83 million in "fictitious profits" to Irving Picard and company. They're also headed to further trial, beginning March 19th, with 300 million more dollars at stake. Thus, the off-field distractions will continue as the Mets and their fans prepare for what might be a rough couple of months and/or years.

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