Hairston decision comes down to New York, Yankees pessimistic

Posted: January 8, 2013 in Hot Stove, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inmanimages

Scott Hairston’s decision appears to be coming down to the wire and it appears that he will be staying in New York.  According to ESPN New York’s Wallace Matthews, Hairston is deciding between offers of just the Mets and Yankees now. A decision will be made in the next couple of days. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York the Yankees are pessimistic about signing Hairston as he can get more playing time imagesCADQ3WP8elsewhere.

If Hairston went to the Yankees he would be a fourth outfielder and wouldn’t get as many at bats as he would with a team like the Mets with huge outfield problems. Hairston was holding out hope for a two year contract worth around $8-10 million.

At this point I believe Hairston will be back with the Mets. He hasn’t found the offer he was looking for and I thought the longer this dragged out, the better the chance the Mets would have of retaining him. To be honest the Mets need Hairston at this point. I believe Hairston will be back with the Mets because he could get about 400 at bats with the Mets mainly in right field.

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