Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/23/12
Updated by HoJo on 12/23 Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, reports that  while the New York Yankees remain interested in free agent Scott Hairston, he would prefer to return to the Mets where he believes he’d be able to log significantly more playing time. Hairston has been holding out for the Mets since the season ended, but they must be far apart on dollars or a reunion would have materialized by now. Original Post by Joe D. on 12/21 A team source told Newsday’s Marc Carig that the team remains in position to splurge on one multiyear deal this offseason. That will most likely go toward signing a right-handed-hitting outfielder. With the makeup of the outfield market, the source said going beyond one year may be the Mets’ best avenue to “bring on a high-quality player.” Scott Hairston remains a logical fit for a reunion. The source also told Carig that Hairston is well-regarded and his personality fit well in the clubhouse. His familiarity with the club increases the chances that ...
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