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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) delivers in the first inning against the New York Mets during a baseball game, Sunday Aug. 6, 2017, in New York.(AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers Austin Barnes (15) during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in New York.(AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

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Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner (10) smiles after scoring a run during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in New York.(AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner, lower right, gestures, objecting to second base umpire's Will Little's out call on a first inning stolen base attempt during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in New York. Turner was ruled safe on a manager's challenge and went on to score on Logan Forsythe's two-run single. New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario, center, heads to the dugout, but was called back when the play on the field was overturned. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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FILE - In this July 10, 2016, file photo, World Team's Amed Rosario, of the New York Mets, fields prior to the All-Star Futures baseball game against the U.S. Team in San Diego. The Mets are bringing up top shortstop prospect Rosario and say the 21-year-old will be in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Colorado in his major league debut. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, World Team's Amed Rosario, of the New York Mets, bats during the first inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game against the U.S. Team in Miami. The Mets are bringing up top shortstop prospect Rosario and say the 21-year-old will be in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Colorado in his major league debut. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, center, carries second base as he celebrates with teammate closing pitcher Addison Reed (43) after defeating the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Diego. Reyes stole the 500th base of his career during the game. The Mets won, 5-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who is on the disabled list, reacts watching a replay from the dugout during the Mets' baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, July 17, 2017, in New York. Syndergaard and Matt Harvey played catch together at Citi Field, their first steps toward returning to the mound for the Mets. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, left, slides into third during the fifth inning of a baseball game against New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4), Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Washington. Harper hit a single and went to third on a fielding error by the Mets' Jay Bruce. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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New York Mets' Travis d'Arnaud follows through on an RBI base hit against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 30, 2017, in New York. Jose Reyes scored. The Mets won 2-1. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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FILE - In this July 7, 1993, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Anthony Young buries his head in his hands after giving up a two-run home run during the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in New York. The Padres won 2-0. It was Young's 26th consecutive loss and he was 0-12 for the season. Young, who set a major league record with 27 straight losses, has died. He was 51. The Mets said Young died Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Houston after a long illness. He had told former teammates this spring that he had a brain tumor. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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FILE- In this April 6, 2017, file photo, Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow looks out from the dugout before the team's minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets in Columbia, S.C. Tebow has been promoted to the New York Mets' high Class A affiliate in St. Lucie, Fla. General manager Sandy Alderson announced the move before the Mets' 8-2 win at San Francisco on Sunday, June 25. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

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New York Mets on-deck batter Michael Conforto, left, Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom who hit a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in New York. The Mets prevented a sweep by the Nationals by defeating their National League East rivals 5-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Joe Ross (41) watches as New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in a baseball game, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in New York. It was deGrom's first major league home run. The New York Mets defeated the Nationals 5-1 in a win that prevented a four-game sweep. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon and Mr. Met during a news conference at New York's City Hall, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, where it was announced that the 2013 All-Star game will be hosted by the Mets at Citi Field. The Mets last hosted the All-Stars in 1964, the year Shea Stadium opened. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Fred Wilpon is the majority owner of the New York Mets. Wilpon was one of the investors who invested a significant amount of money with Bernard Madoff which was lost when the Ponzi scheme collapsed in December 2008. It was reported that Wilpon had "lost" about $700 million because of Madoff, which has led to speculation that he may be forced to sell the team. Reports later surfaced that Wilpon and his family actually made about $300 million with Madoff and had not lost money as previously reported. Wilpon was named in a lawsuit filed by Irving Picard on behalf of the victims of Madoff's investment scandal. Wilpon and his partner and brother-in-law Saul Katz were involved in another Ponzi scheme which was orchestrated by Samuel Israel III and they were forced to pay $13 million to investors when Israel's hedge fund collapsed. It was revealed that Wilpon utilized Madoff in running the Mets' finances. It became a common practice to negotiate deferred money into players' contracts and then put that money with Madoff to invest because they were able to make money for themselves before paying players. The lawsuit also contends that Madoff funds were used to cover team expenses such as payroll and its minor league club in Brooklyn, as well as financing the creation of the cable network SportsNet New York and Citi Field

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New York Mets mascot Mr. Met greets fans in centerfield before a baseball game between the Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in New York. The Mets' beloved mascot flashed an upraised middle finger at a fan during a 7-1 loss to the Brewers the night before, and the employee in the costume will not work for the Mets again. A Mets official told The Associated Press more than one person wears the Mr. Met costume during each season, and the person who donned it Wednesday night will not do so again. (AP Photo/Ben Walker)

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FILE - In this April 11, 2005, file photo, New York Mets mascot Mr. Met reacts with the crowd during the Mets home opener against the Houston Astros at Shea Stadium in New York. Even Mr. Met is frustrated with the team's start. New York's beloved mascot flashed an upraised middle finger at a fan during Wednesday night's, May 31, 2017, 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, and the employee will not work for the Mets again. A Mets official told The Associated Press more than one person wears the Mr. Met costume during each season, and the person who donned it Wednesday night will not do so again. The Mets official spoke on condition of anonymity because the statement from the organization was the team's only authorized comment. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

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FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes hits a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says the team hopes Cespedes will be ready to come off the disabled list in a week to 10 days, perhaps in time to be the designated hitter during a two-game series at Texas that begins June 6. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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FILE - In this March 27, 2017, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo works in the first inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Lugo and Steven Matz are each scheduled to make one more rehab start in the minors before joining the Mets' rotation. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)