As the New York Mets open their 2011 season on Friday, questions about the team's future go well beyond the playing field. The Mets reportedly lost $50 million last year, and they have confirmed taking an emergency loan from Major League Baseball. On top of that, the trustee representing the victims of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff is suing the Mets' owners for $1 billion. The Mets' owners are trying to sell a minority stake in the team, but observers say that may not be enough.
N.Y. Mets Face Serious Financial Problems
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