Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes a column about how the Mets went about building their current outfield which started with a joke and ended with a joke in my opinion.
Rubin spoke with Scott Hairston who dismissed rumors that the Mets had made him an offer, but understood the situation and respected Sandy Alderson’s decision.
“There were times where I wasn’t sure what they wanted to do, so I waited. But as a player you can only wait so long, so I knew I had to move on and I had to move...Read Full Story
I totally loved digging into the first half of this reaction post by Bill Price of the Daily News, after learning that the Mets balked at Scott Hairston’s two year contract demand.
Just who the heck does Scott Hairston think he is? According to reports, he has the nerve of asking the Mets for a 2-year, $8 million contract? If my math is right, that’s $4 million a year. Who does he think he is, Albert Pujols or something?
This ridiculous request comes just weeks after R.A. Dickey had the gall...Read Full Story
Updated on Jan. 15 by Joe D.
Some interesting tidbits from Jon Heyman tonight regarding our boy Scott Hairston…
Heyman tweeted that the Mets balked when Hairston asked them for $8 million over two years. That must have turned Sandy ten different shades of purple. It’s a significant raise for Hairston who has never made more than $2.45 million in his career, but not totally unreasonable either. Hairston was paid $1.1 million a year for the past two seasons with the Mets and has never had a...Read Full Story
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...Read Full Story
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
It appears the Yankees are backing off free-agent outfielder Scott Hairston, and the buzz...Read Full Story