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    Scott Hariston Choosing Between Yanks/Mets

    It appears unlikely that Scott Hairston will be leaving New York this offseason, but that doesn't mean he won't change teams. ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews spoke to Hairston's agent Casey Close and was told that Hairston is in ongoing talks with the Yankees and Mets. Close told Matthews that his client will likely make a decision in "a matter of days."

    Hairston would likely have to settle for a fourth outfielder's role with the Yankees, in which he'd back up Ichiro Suzuki and Brett Gardner while providing manager Joe Girardi with a lethal weapon against left-handed pitching off the bench. The 32-year-old batted .286/.317/.550 against southpaws in 2012 and boasts a career line of .276/.325/.500 against opposite-handed pitching.

    The Mets, on the other hand, could use Hairston every day, but don't offer the same hope of reaching the postseason in 2013 having finished 74-88 in 2012 and traded away Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. General manager Sandy Alderson told Matthews' colleague Adam Rubin that the team might not make another outfield addition, but did concede that Hairston is one of the remaining "meaningful" free agents the team will consider signing. A trade for an outfielder is unlikely, according to the GM.

    Hairston is known to be seeking a multiyear deal, which could pose a problem for the Yankees, as Matthews points out. The team has shied away from multiyear commitments all offseason as they look to get under the $189MM luxury tax threshold by 2014.


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    He would be a good pickup. Hopefully he chooses the Yankees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Clipper View Post
    He would be a good pickup. Hopefully he chooses the Yankees.
    Agree. Problem is with the Mets he's a full time player. With us, he's not. But he has a much better chance of winning though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueYankee View Post
    Agree. Problem is with the Mets he's a full time player. With us, he's not. But he has a much better chance of winning though...
    Yeah that's pretty much what it comes down to, assuming the dollar amounts are virtually even from both sides.

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    He's a better fit for the Yankees than he is for the Mets.

    Look at all the OF options the Mets have to work with - Lucas Duda, Collin Cowgill, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Andrew Brown, and Jordany Valdespin. Nothing to write home about, but the Mets arent expected to be good so the depth is valuable.

    When you factor in that they have limited money to spend that OF depth becomes more valuable. Their bullpen ranked 2nd worst in the Majors leagues last season, you would think they used that money to address pitching needs. Especially with Frank Francisco already on the shelf and having lost veteran arms Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez.

    Hairston to the Yankees is the best fit for money reasons, playing time reasons (splitting time with 3 lefties and getting DH opportunities) and winning reasons.

    The Mets need to worry about their bullpen and a rotation that just lost a 20 game CY Young award winner in RA Dickey, is banking on Johan Santana who can't stay healthy, Dillon Gee who had a blood clot in his arm, and a full season workload on Matt Harvey.

    If they don't add some arms, I wouldnt be surprised to see them finish behind the Miami Marlins, 2013 could be that bad for our Crosstown rivals. Their future is bright, yes, but they also need to field a competitive team for the now. At the very least, Miami has Giancarlo Stanton to build around a young pitching in Turner, Alvarez, and Eovaldi who could surprise.

    Making a move for Hairston is just a waste when they have 5 Outfielders at the moment. Yankees better bring him aboard we need a RH hitting OF with 20 homerun pop and Scotty fits that bill.
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    Yankee stadium may give him 25hr

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    Looks like we're throwing in the towel on Morse hah!


    And so, a new era begins.....

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    When people are this excited about Scott Hairston something has gone horribly awry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylinkus View Post
    When people are this excited about Scott Hairston something has gone horribly awry.
    He is a solid player

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeefan54 View Post
    He is a solid player
    He's a mediocre ball player. Nothing less, nothing more. When this is the guy to "save" the offseason, sorry I'm unimpressed. I like Hairston, but this is hardly a massive pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylinkus View Post
    He's a mediocre ball player. Nothing less, nothing more. When this is the guy to "save" the offseason, sorry I'm unimpressed. I like Hairston, but this is hardly a massive pickup.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylinkus View Post
    He's a mediocre ball player. Nothing less, nothing more. When this is the guy to "save" the offseason, sorry I'm unimpressed. I like Hairston, but this is hardly a massive pickup.
    I'm not jumping for joy but it feels the need for a right handed bat that the lineup needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylinkus View Post
    He's a mediocre ball player. Nothing less, nothing more. When this is the guy to "save" the offseason, sorry I'm unimpressed. I like Hairston, but this is hardly a massive pickup.
    Do tell, who said anything about this being a massive pickup? Because a thread was started?

    This is better then all of Chucks threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylinkus View Post
    When people are this excited about Scott Hairston something has gone horribly awry.
    This might be the most awesome thing I've heard all day.


    And so, a new era begins.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylinkus View Post
    He's a mediocre ball player. Nothing less, nothing more. When this is the guy to "save" the offseason, sorry I'm unimpressed. I like Hairston, but this is hardly a massive pickup.
    I gotta say, this surprises me about you. Usually thou arst the dispenser of zen and neutrality. The Bringer of Justice and dispenser of unflowery wisdom. Why do I sense this anger in you.


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