Updated on Jan. 11
In case you were wondering, the reason the Mets haven’t yet signed Scott Hairston is not because they don’t like him, it’s because… Wait for it… they would like to acquire a bigger name outfielder first. That’s what Jon Heyman is reporting this afternoon.
So in other words a big name outfielder is Plan A, and Hairston is Plan B.
So in other strange but true news…
Original Post Jan. 10
It appears the Yankees are backing off free-agent outfielder Scott Hairston, and the buzz from the Phillies has trickled to a halt as well.
If the the New York Mets are willing to give Hairston the two year deal he craves, he’ll most likely be in the Mets Opening Day lineup.
Hairston, 32, continues to hold out for a multi-year deal even though his agent said he was with days of reaching an accord on Monday.
The other sticking point is that Hairston wants a starting role and no team views him that way. But the Mets can be the one team that can give him the most playing time by virtue ...