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Ownership Opening Day 2 Applesauce - King not nearly done deal, Wilpons may have to sell majority, Pagan signs

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Flowers are a little brighter for the Wilpons with most reports saying the 2013 All-Star Game is a done deal.
Flowers are a little brighter for the Wilpons with most reports saying the 2013 All-Star Game is a done deal.


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The big news surrounding the Mets continues to be the insecure future of the Wilpon ownership. Martin Luther King III has confirmed his interest in the team, but the speculation surrounding his bid has clearly gotten ahead of itself. CNBC's Darren Rovell thinks that the Wilpons will have trouble peddling a minority stake and will have offer a bigger piece of the team or SNY. If all of these potential suitors fail, Howard Megdal suggests a few movie legends to join the ownership team.

MLB is keeping its massive, all-seeing eye on the situation with Bud Selig meeting with the Wilpon family in the coming days.

Sandy Alderson denies that the ownership situation has affected the team's budget, but several players' agents don't believe it.

It's not all bad news for Fred and Jeff. A lot of reports are pointing to a 2013 All-Star selection for Citi Field.

Angel Pagan and the Mets avoid arbitration.

SNY has more of RA Dickey making donuts.

Patrick Flood points out the historic crapiness of Met second basemen while highlighting the relative goodness of Wally Backman.

What does Jose Reyes's trade value look like at this point?

Around MLB

The Mets will not be signing Rodrigo Lopez, as the free agent pitcher has agreed to a contract with the Braves.

Freddy Garcia is leaving Chicago for the Bronx.

Alexei Ramirez has a new big contract with the White Sox.

The Wilpons are not the only ones who aren't getting everything they asked for. Shawn Green is having trouble selling his massive home.

Ever wonder how MLB teams come up with their ticket prices?

And, finally, SABR people have feelings and emotions too.