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Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.

The Mets on trial

Since December 2008, when we've discussed the Mets having a "good day" or "bad day," it more often than not has referred to off-the-field matters. Financial, to be more specific.

And yup, yesterday was a good day for the Mets, thanks to U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, who denied Irving Picard's appeal of Rakoff's recent ruling that decreased the Mets' potential Madoff clawback...

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The wild-card races, the Madoff ruling, Terry Collins and the Yankees' move to Newark

First, your new playoff brackets:

AL: Yankees (1) vs. Detroit (3), Texas (2) vs. Boston (4) or Tampa Bay (4).

NL: Philadelphia (1) vs. Arizona (3) or St. Louis (4), Milwaukee (2) vs. Arizona (3) vs. Atlanta (4).

Thoughts: Eh, let's just deal with it below. Again, it's our lead item.

After extensive consultation with my attorney, I've determined that is legal to go Spadafore...

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