Tom Seaver’s Statue Stands 10 Feet Tall. Just Like Seaver.

The Mets finally gave the ultimate honor to their franchise icon, creating a statue worthy of the Hall of Fame pitcher.

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Madoff Nearly Ruined the Mets. The Team Has Moved On.

The death of the infamous investment banker who was serving a 150-year prison sentence recalls a chapter where a major-market team was forced to scramble to survive.

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Steven Cohen Is Approved as Mets Owner After Clearing 2 More Hurdles

M.L.B.’s owners voted to approve Cohen’s $2.4 billion purchase of the team, and New York City signed off on his taking over the lease of Citi Field.

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With Wilpons Set to Cede Control, the Mets End an Era of What-Ifs

After his entanglement in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, the longtime Mets owner Fred Wilpon vowed to fight to keep his team. He did, but the scandal altered the course of his reign.

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Steven Cohen Agrees to Buy the Mets, Again

Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund mogul from Long Island, pulled out of a deal to buy the team in January but emerged victorious in a new bidding process this summer.

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Denying Alex Rodriguez, Mets Avoid a Risky Presence in the Owner’s Box

There’s no denying his charm and genuine passion for baseball. But his habit of overstepping boundaries in would have made him an uncomfortable presence if he had succeeded in purchasing the Mets.

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For Sale: A Team With a Colorful Financial History

The Mets are up for auction, with Steve Cohen again being mentioned as a front-runner to buy the team.

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