Found January 11, 2013 on Mets Fever:
According to Jon Heyman the Mets see Scott Hairston as a back-up plan in the event they can't acquire a big name outfielder.  I'm guessing Heyman is talking about a trade since there aren't any big name outfielders on the market. No way they're in on Upton a matching package to what they would have gotten from Seattle is Wheeler, d'Arnaud, Mejia and another almost ready pitcher ( Familia).#mets like scott hairston but view as fallback option. if they cant get bigger name OFs, then they'll move on SH source Jon Heyman
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