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Bobby Valentine looks into Mets stake

Updated: March 1, 2011, 5:39 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A vocal portion of the New York Mets fan base wanted the organization to hire Bobby Valentine as manager last offseason. That did not happen, but that does not mean Valentine will not be back roaming Citi Field.

Valentine has spoken with serious financial backers and is lining up a bid to buy at least a portion of the Mets, a baseball official told ESPNNewYork.com.

"I've talked to a number of people interested in purchasing part of the New York ...

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