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Union confident Mets will pay players

Updated: February 26, 2011, 6:18 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association said he has "every confidence" that the New York Mets will meet all their financial obligations to their players in light of published reports that the team needed a $25 million loan from the league to deal with cash shortfalls caused by ownership's involvement with convicted swindler Bernard Madoff.

"I rely upon both the assurances we received from the commissioner's office as well as the documents ...

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