Found January 15, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Updated on Jan. 15 by Joe D. Some interesting tidbits from Jon Heyman tonight regarding our boy Scott Hairston… Heyman tweeted that the Mets balked when Hairston asked them for $8 million over two years. That must have turned Sandy ten different shades of purple. It’s a significant raise for Hairston who has never made more than $2.45 million in his career, but not totally unreasonable either. Hairston was paid $1.1 million a year for the past two seasons with the Mets and has never had a multi-year deal in his career. Heyman also says that the Chicago Cubs have tossed their hat into the ring so the Mets do have some competition, but it’s been well documented that he prefers to stay in New York. Earlier today, Jim Bowden of ESPN XM reported that Hairston is expected to make a decision this week. If Hairston does re-sign with the Mets, their outfield which was going to be significantly upgraded, will remain virtually unchanged with utility outfielder Collin Cowgill replacing Jason Ba...
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