Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 12/4/12
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The 2012 Winter Meetings are in mid-meeting form. R.A. Dickey is going to be traded. No, wait, he’s going to be extended. Jonathon Niese is the one who will move. No, wait, the return won’t be big enough so he’s staying put. Mets are interested in John Lannan. No, wait, he’ll want too much money. Jason Bay is going to sign with the Mariners. That one will stick, probably… All-in-all, it’s enough to induce vertigo. A brief break is clearly in order, then. Last Thursday, the twenty-ninth of November, I had the distinct pleasure to attend a fund-raising dinner for something called “Hope Shines For Shannon.” It was put together by a group of friends in support of a remarkable woman, a Mets’ employee, Shannon Forde. As senior director of media relations, Shannon has been a godsend to those of us in the Mets-blogging game. She has been instrumental in putting together the various blogger access events over the past couple of years. She has also been a sympathetic ear and a...
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