Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mets need to get Scott Hairston Back!


The Mets pulled off a small move getting Collin Cowgill from the A's yesterday as they move to build the 2013 Mets Offense.. Cowgill's upside is he plays all three outfield positions and he hits lefties at a .298 clip.. The Mets are going to give Mr. Cowgill the go , but is that enough?


The Mets need to sign Scott Hairston or someone with similar righty pop that the Mets vs lefties lack that can make the difference... The Mets were 21-38 vs lefties and most of those wins were contributed by Hairston's ability to mash lefties..  Hairston hit .286, with 11 HR's and 30 RBI's

There have been reports that Scott Hairston wants to comeback to the Mets , but the Mets do not want to cave in and give a 2yr contract... With Jason Bay out of the picture this can give Hairston a better shot at better numbers..

He is probably the Mets best option out there to fit the Mets budget and needs at this time. Cody Ross would have to rank as the second outfielder that I would consider, but don't think he wants to be here.

Another option as a bench player I would not mind seeing in a Mets uniform and who might not cost much is OF/IF Alfredo Amezaga..Who is a free agent.. He is not a power hitting outfielder, but a fiesty, switch hitting, slap hitting utility player who can almost anywhere..

Hairston's Numbers:
Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
2004 24 ARI NL 101 364 339 39 84 15 6 13 29 3 3 21 88 .248
2005 25 ARI NL 15 20 20 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .100
2006 26 ARI NL 9 16 15 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .400
2007 27 TOT NL 107 294 263 37 64 18 2 11 36 2 0 26 55 .243
2007 27 ARI NL 76 199 176 21 39 13 1 3 16 2 0 19 37 .222
2007 27 SDP NL 31 95 87 16 25 5 1 8 20 0 0 7 18 .287
2008 28 SDP NL 112 362 326 42 81 18 3 17 31 3 1 28 84 .248
2009 29 TOT MLB 116 464 430 50 114 27 2 17 64 11 3 25 83 .265
2009 29 SDP NL 56 216 197 26 59 14 1 10 29 8 1 17 45 .299
2009 29 OAK AL 60 248 233 24 55 13 1 7 35 3 2 8 38 .236
2010 30 SDP NL 104 336 295 34 62 10 0 10 36 6 1 31 69 .210
2011 31 NYM NL 79 145 132 20 31 8 1 7 24 1 1 11 34 .235
2012 32 NYM NL 134 398 377 52 99 25 3 20 57 8 2 19 83 .263
9 Yrs 777 2399 2197 276 543 124 17 95 279 34 11 162 507 .247
162 Game Avg. 162 500 458 58 113 26 4 20 58 7 2 34 106 .247
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/19/2012.

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