WOODBURY - Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme has left the New York Mets baseball team in a financial hole but now Donald Trump is ready to fill the void.

Trump says he is thinking of investing in the Mets.

Trump says the Wilpons are his friends and if they ever needed his help he will be there.

The trustee in the Madoff case is trying to recover up to a $1 billion from the Mets.

The recovery has forced the team to seek a minority owner.