Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 1/12/13
The Mets have been linked to free agent outfielder Scott Hairston all off-season and so far, the two sides have been unable to agree to a deal. The Mets could use the offensive punch Hairston provided the team last season. The outfielder smacked 20 home runs – which was good for third best on the team – and knocked in 57 runs – which was good for a fourth place tie. It would be in the team’s best interest to sign the outfielder to a deal because the Mets currently project to start Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter in the outfield. Combined the threesome drove in 102 runs, a total that seventeen MLB players accomplished on their own last season. The Mets are certainly interested in Hairston, but what if the outfielder doesn’t re-sign with his team from a season ago. Where could the Mets potentially turn? The squad could stick with Duda, Nieuwenhuis and Baxter, but the offensive numbers I mentioned above do not look very impressive. The biggest free agent left on th...
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