Morning News: Expect news on Mets trial before March 5

According to the Associated Press, “A judge said Thursday he’ll decide by March 5 if a trial is necessary to decide if the owners of the Mets were willfully blind to the multibillion-dollar fraud by financier Bernard Madoff.”

In addition, the Judge said he rule by then whether to force the team’s owners to pay $83 million before the March 19 trial is scheduled to begin.

To read more about the ruling, which simply indicated real news will happen before March 5, check out ESPN New York and the New York Times.