Found August 31, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Adam Rubin of ESPN recently tweeted that he spoke to Hairston, and although Hairston doesn’t know who claimed him off of waivers, he figured it was the Arizona Diamondbacks. There are two basic reasons why the Diamondbacks may have claimed Hairston – the first reason could be to block Hairston from being picked up by another NL West opponent – the second reason could be that they have an actual interest in Hairston. That second reason could also be significant for the Mets, and should have Mets fans clicking their heels. If the Diamondbacks are genuinely interested in Hairston, it means that he could definitely be included in a package that could be used to bring Justin Upton to Flushing. The notion that the Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers is willing to listen to offers on notions scares some people away. They think it raises red flags because why would anyone want to trade away such a talented player? The Mets shouldn’t bother asking those questions. The only question the Mets should...
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