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Fred Wilpon can't win for losing

On Monday, Mets owner sounded like a man with a 7-game lead with 17 to play

Updated: March 20, 2012, 1:47 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Fred Wilpon won Monday morning just as clearly as 16 college basketball teams won over the weekend, and yet he should not bother grabbing any scissors, climbing any ladders or cutting down any nets.

The owner of the New York Mets made a smart deal, finally, when he avoided a trial and settled with the trustee representing Bernie Madoff's victims. The headlines say Wilpon, Saul Katz and partners accepted a bill for $162 million, but the actual payoff should end up considerably south of that.

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