As predicted in this morning’s Newsday, the Mets have traded P Jae Seo to the Dodgers in exchange for reliever Duaner Sanchez. In addition, Los Angeles will receive left hander Tim Hamulack, with reliever Steve Schmoll (above) coming to Flushing.

New York, betting that Sanchez is the great set-up man of the future, can now focus much more energy on misusing/disrespecting Aaron Heilman now that Seo is finally an ex-Met.

2B Bret Boone (above), last seen working the lobby during the Winter Meetings, has signed a one year deal with the Amazin’s.

And with that Mets fans, I think the Winter Of Gloating has come to an unceremonious end.

The Cubs signed OF Marquis Grissom to a minor league contract yesterday. In the unlikely event Grissom makes the big league club, his status will surely be noted in a future edition of “Pay Rickey”.