Updated on Jan. 15
According to sportscaster Jim Bowden of ESPN XM, free agent outfielder Scott Hairston is expected to make a decision this week.
This is becoming one of the most prolonged announcements of the offseason as we heard the same news about two weeks ago, but whatever.
If Hairston does re-sign with the Mets, their outfield which was going to be significantly upgraded, remains virtually the same except for the ouster of Jason Bay who is replaced by utility outfielder Collin Cowgill.
If he doesn’t re-sign, well then…. You get the picture…
Updated on Jan. 11
In case you were wondering, the reason the Mets haven’t yet signed Scott Hairston is not because they don’t like him, it’s because… Wait for it… they would like to acquire a bigger name outfielder first. That’s what Jon Heyman is reporting this afternoon.
So in other words a big name outfielder is Plan A, and Hairston is Plan B.
So in other strange but true news…
Original Post Jan. 10
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