2006_01_seomets.jpgAfter much discussion, the Mets finally shipped Jae Seo and minor league pitcher Tim Hamulack to the Dodgers for relief pitchers Duuaner Sanchez and Steve Schmoll. The trade will allow Seo to potentially start for Los Angeles while Sanchez, who finished the season as the Dodgers' closer, can move into the setup role for Billy Wagner.

Acquiring Sanchez may also give Aaron Heilman a chance at contending for a role as a starter, something he's been asking for. Seo may be missed, however, as he was one of the better Mets pitchers in the 2nd half of last season. In 14 starts last season, Seo was 8-2 with a 2.59 ERA.

The Mets also signed former Mariner and Twin 2nd baseman Bret Boone to a minor league contract. Boone could be a possible replacement for Kaz Matsui, who has struggled since joining the Mets. And if that's not enough Mets news for you, a NY State appeals court ruled that the team can start their own cable channel after paying an early termination fee of $54 million to SportsChannel.

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