If someone told me that the New York Yankees first move of this off-season would be the signing of OF journeyman Scott Hairston, I would laugh.
Scott Hairston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Well, according to multiple sources (NY POST; SB NATION; BRONX BASEBALL DAILY) on the World Wide Web that might just be the case.
And not because inking Hairston is a joke but you grab him as bench after you deal with the legitimate vacancies that need to be filled first.
With Nick Swisher gone, the Yankees have an available starting job in right-field so what fans have grown to expect is that GM Brian Cashman will be inking a player who is expected to make-up the 24 homers, 93 RBIs and 77 walks that were lost.
Once this “new star” deal is done that is when Cashman adds a player like Hairston. He would also be a legit back up for when an everyday guy needs a day-off, and would be a valid filler if any of the starters got hurt, God forbid.
Hairston would be a legitimate cushion for the Yankees or any ...