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Einhorn can't promise brighter days

Future Mets minority owner won't rule out franchise peril -- he might be banking on it

Updated: May 31, 2011, 10:10 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- David Einhorn, the incoming minority owner of the New York Mets, bets on losers in his primary business as a hedge-fund guru. The price of the stock declines, he makes a windfall.

And, although Einhorn did not exactly say it on Monday afternoon as the Mets took batting practice at Citi Field, he almost left the impression the same strategy applies to his purchase of a minority share of the team.

Buy a 33 percent stake. Bet Fred Wilpon and family will ...

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