Updated by Joe D. on 12/21
A team source told Newsday’s Marc Carig that the team remains in position to splurge on one multiyear deal this offseason. That will most likely go toward signing a right-handed-hitting outfielder.
With the makeup of the outfield market, the source said going beyond one year may be the Mets’ best avenue to “bring on a high-quality player.” Scott Hairston remains a logical fit for a reunion.
The source also told Carig that Hairston is well-regarded and his personality fit well in the clubhouse. His familiarity with the club increases the chances that he stays in New York.
Last week, Scott Hairston told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, that the Mets remain in the mix, but a multiyear contract will be required for him to return to Queens.
“Things are starting to pick up now that the market is settling in,” Hairston said. “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 nex...