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Some Meat With Your Turkey

From the other side, this time the New York Daily News weighs in with some idle speculation about the Sosa-to-the-Mets deal.

In the article, the writer goes over all the stuff we already know, then says that the teams face a "large financial gap", which we learn later amounts to about $4.5 million.

This is hardly insurmountable money in these times, and since we already know that Jim Hendry pretty much has a mandate to move Sosa no matter what, I'd say that this could be posturing from the Mets front office.

I also note that the same article says that the Mets could be pursuing Moises Alou and Magglio Ordonez. The first is pie-in-the-sky; Alou's probably asking way too much for the Mets' liking, and Ordonez may be doing the same, despite his injury-filled year.

The one thing we know about Jim Hendry is that he manages to make deals that surprise us, and that he was the engineer behind the Nomar trade, at one point even telling the other clubs who they were going to get in the swap.

It wouldn't surprise me to see Sammy go somewhere other than the two rumored teams, the Mets or Dodgers, if Hendry gets creative.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.