Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 11/12/14
First Mckayla Maroney at the Summer Olympics, then Tommy Lee Jones at the Golden Globes, and now Sandy Alderson of the New York Mets is proving that he is a tough person to please.  One may even go as far as to say that when it comes to players like Brian Wilson and Scott Hairston, well, Sandy’s not impressed.  Mike Puma of the New York Post wrote in his article this morning that the Mets were not impressed with Brian Wilson after their GM watched the reliever work this weekend. According to a baseball source Tuesday, the veteran closer didn’t impress the Mets during his workout at UCLA on Saturday and wasn’t deemed worthy of a major league contract at this point in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Wilson, the source said, wasn’t interested in a minor league deal. “Physically, he’s not ready,” the source said. “He’s got a ways to go.” The source said if Wilson is still on the market during spring training, the Mets could hold another audition for him, but the Mets also aren’t in a rush. In the meantime, the Mets figure to pursue other bullpen options.” Puma also revealed that Scott Hairston, who hit a career-high 20 home runs while playing out a $1.1 million contract last season with New York, has only been offered a 1-year/$2 million deal from the Mets thus far.  This in response to his request for a 2-year/$8 million contract. An industry source confirmed the Mets have rejected Scott Hairston’s asking price of two years and $8 million. It is believed the Mets countered with a one-year offer worth $2 million, leaving the two sides at a stalemate in negotiations.” With the Yankees, Phillies, and Cubs all rumored to be in the mix for Hairston I think the Mets will have to step up if they’re genuinely interested in bringing him back.  I mean 20 homers in 377 at-bats may not impress the Metsecutives but when you consider that the team is looking at an outfield made up of Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter, Collin Cowgill and Andrew Brown…….those kind of numbers will go a long way.  I understand how bargaining tactics work but if the two sides are that far off, with the Mets offer looking absurdly low to me for a guy who performed like Hairston did in 2012, then I think irreparable damage can sometimes be done to a relationship.  Even if the Mets up their offer, Hairston may choose to let another team match because he felt slighted by New York.
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