According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, free agent Scott Hairston says the Mets remain in the mix, but a multiyear contract will be required to return to Queens.
“Things are starting to pick up now that the market is settling in,” Hairston told ESPNNewYork.com. “Still unsure where I’ll sign, though. There are a lot of trades happening around the league, so it’s possible that interest may rise in the next few days. My agent has been in contact with Sandy [Alderson], so he is aware I want a multiyear deal.”
Hairston also is receiving interest from the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.
SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt says while the Mets are reluctant to give Hairston more than a one year deal, he believes a two-year, $9 million contract would be acceptable to Hairston.
I’d love to see Hairston return next season. He was one of the few nice surprises last season when in a limited role he hit 20 home runs (third on the team) with 57 RBI in 377...