Thursday, January 5, 2012

Scott Hairston to re-sign with the Mets

Photo by Michael Baron
According to Joel Sherman the Mets have re-signed Scott Hairston to a major league deal.

Just like last year Hairston is a solid pick-up, he can play all three outfield positions and hit off the bench for power.  His first season with the Mets wasn't great but compared to what's available he's a solid bench player.  

The 31 y/o right handed hitter is a lifetime .244 hitter, he generally hits about 10 home runs and 12 doubles a season.  Last year he was just slightly below those numbers, in 79 games he hit .234 with 7 HRs and 7 doubles.

While he's had a few years of 100 games, he's mostly been a bench player and averaged 80 games a season over his 8 year career.  He was known for his clutch hits off the bench for San Diego in 2010.

As a reminder here's an interview I did with a popular Padres blog, Gas Lamp Ball last year when we originally signed Hairston...