Report: Some Mets suitors unveiled

Updated: March 2, 2011, 12:26 PM ET

A number of names with strong ties to Wall Street have emerged as candidates to purchase part of the cash-strapped New York Mets.

The team has given Major League Baseball more than a dozen names to begin the vetting process, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. Faced with a $1 billion lawsuit by the trustee of victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, Mets ownership has said it will sell 20 to 25 percent of the team, but that number could go higher.

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