Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Optimism about Hairston return..

Photo by Michael Baro 

I thought it was a forgone conclusion that Scott Hairston would find a new home this off-season. 

The 32 y/o right handed outfielder hit 20 HRs, 25 doubles and 57 RBIs while batting .263 in 398 PA.  

Hairston is a 4th outfielder, over use will result in diminished returns but can fill-in at all three positions.  

Despite being  a role player his production will earn him at the least a two year deal which is why I thought he was a goner. 

However, both sides earlier today indicated that they were optimistic about him returning this year...

Free agent Scott Hairston told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday he believed a reunion with the Mets was "probable." Mets insiders actually feel similarly optimistic, although there are no assurances. Source ESPN NY