The Philadelphia Phillies have been tied to veteran outfielders Alfonso Soriano and Vernon Wells this winter, but the best
available fit may be free agent Scott Hairston, according to Todd Zolecki of
That's a good question. If I can get any one of those guys,
I probably take Hairston, although I wouldn't necessarily consider him an
everyday player. First, you would think he would come at a reasonable price. He
has good splits against left-handed pitchers, which is important. The Phillies
also tried to acquire him in the past, which is important to remember.
The Phillies continue to target outfield help for their
corner positions. While Zolecki likes Soriano, he’s not sure if a deal between
Philadelphia and the Chicago Cubs will take place. He considers Wells his third
option behind Soriano and Hairston.
Hairston has experience in the National League East, as the
32-year-old hit .263/.299/.504 with 25 doubles and 20 home runs last season for
the New York Mets.
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