Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/18/12
Scott Hairston has made it clear that he wants the chance to be an every day outfielder. He said it earlier this week, and continues to back it up with his play in the field. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but at this point, he is probably the Mets best option heading into 2013. Hairston was 3-4 with three doubles again last night. He has raised his average to .274, to go along with his 14 homeruns. Not too shabby from a guy that made me laugh when the Mets resigned him in 2012. I can remember the conversation I had with my friend like it was yesterday: Friend: The Mets signed Hairston. Mitch: Not bad, but I thought they wanted Murphy to play 2b? Maybe they’re moving him to the outfield again? It’s a nice utility infielder. Friend: Not that Hairston, Scott Hairston… Mitch: What?!?! Friend: hahahahahaha! Who’s laughing now? What I like about Hairston is that he’s hungry. He’s the only player in the Mets outfield that has proclaimed he wants to be an everyday player. He is definite...
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