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The Mets may not be buyers at the deadline

Via Ken Davidoff, word, from Larry King of all people, that Mets owner Fred Wilpon’s losses to scamster Bernie Madoff were way bigger than most of us speculated:

“There was a time when we were almost going to give him everything,” says King. “In fact, Morgan Stanley, who I invest with, those guys used to tell me, ‘This guy is amazing.’ I never met him, never talked to him. We’d get the monthly statement. He was kind of like a mystery man. He’d turn down people. My brother said, ‘Can I get to invest with him?'--he turned him down. I think that added to the mystique.” King mentions that the man who got King with Madoff, New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon, lost $700 million. “Freddie says he’s not angry,” King says, “he’s betrayed.”

I think it’s fair to say that the Mets will not be serious buyers at the trade deadline.