Showing posts with label 2013 MLB Free Agents Outfielders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 MLB Free Agents Outfielders. Show all posts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scott Hairston still in play for Mets

Scott Hairston is one of the few right-handed power outfield bats left on the free agent market, and he told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that the Mets remain in the mix to re-sign him.

It will take a multiyear contract, however.

"Things are starting to pick up now that the market is settling in," said Hairston. "Still unsure where I'll sign, though. There are a lot of trades happening around the league, so it's possible that interest may rise in the next few days. My agent has been in contact with [Mets GM Sandy Alderson], so he is aware I want a multiyear deal."

Rubin says the Yankees, Phillies, Giants, and Cardinals also have interest in Hairston.

Hairston's Stats:
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
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Generated 12/13/2012.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets Eyeing Outfielders..... Maybe Pagan Reunion?

Team Reports say the Mets likely will spend for one quality outfielder. One report said don't even rule out a return of Angel Pagan to Flushing, but it's too early to say.... There's no direction yet for how high the market will get for Pagan.

Similarly, Ryan Ludwick and Cody Ross seemingly are two of the more attractive righty-hitting outfielders, but it's unclear where the market will take the bidding.

Other righty hitters on the market include Scott Hairston, Jeff Baker, Austin Kearns, Reed Johnson and Matt Diaz.

As for catcher, the righty-hitting candidates are not overwhelming: ex-Mets Kelly Shoppach, Rod Barajas and Henry Blanco as well as fellow free agents Miguel Olivo, Chris Snyder and Matt Treanor.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright, Carson, Alderson, Free Agent Centerfielders, Francisco, McHugh, Bay, Fundraiser

Mets News and Notes:

David Wright tied Ed Kranepool for the franchise hits record but it came in a losing effort as the Mets fell to the Pirates, 8-6 Tuesday night at Citi Field. Wright now has two more games to try and record his 1,419th hit in front of a home crowd before the Mets finish the season on the road.

Despite tying the franchise record, Wright said once again that it's hard for him to focus too much on his accomplishment when the team has been floundering in the second half and has been knocked from the pennant race.
"I don't think you can sit back and really enjoy this until you're done playing -- or, maybe, enjoy it a little bit in the offseason," Wright said after the 10-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. "I'm not programmed, and it's a little odd and uncomfortable talking about something individual like this, when we've had our struggles in the second half and haven't done what I think all of us feel like we were capable of doing. But I'll enjoy it at some point -- probably not tonight. I have to get ready for tomorrow. But at some point I'm sure I'll enjoy it because it's a nice accomplishment and I'm very proud."

Manager Terry Collins is concerned about Robert Carson's elbow as he has to go for an MRI on Wednesday. Carson had to leave the game with what was preliminary diagnosed as an elbow strain and a X-ray came back negative. Carson likely has pitched his final game as a Met this season as the team awaits further testing.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson talked on television about a variety of topics on Tuesday night, including the upcoming contract situations with Wright and R.A. Dickey. He reiterated once again that the team plans to do all it again to ensure that its top hitter and top pitcher will remain in Flushing for the future.

Said Alderson:

Friday, August 17, 2012

5 Outfielders The Mets Should Target In Free Agency

The Mets' outfield has been abhorrent this season, and it doesn't seem like its getting any better. The three starting outfielders for the Mets on opening day were Andres Torres, Jason Bay, and Lucas Duda.  Jason Bay has been a bust to say the least, Lucas Duda is currently struggling in the minors, and Torres has given very little production at the plate. The Mets have some young, talented guys that can fill the void, but if they want to contend for a playoff spot, platoon players aren't going to cut it. They need players that can show up everyday, and produce. Here are five outfielders the Mets should take a look at this offseason:

5.) Nick Swisher, RF. Swisher is no secret to the city of New York, as he is currently playing for the Yankees. Over the past three seasons, he has put up career numbers. Swisher has hit at least 20 homers in each of the past seven seasons. His personality, as most New Yorkers know, is very outgoing and energetic. He gets his teammates fired up, and can definitely provide a spark to this team on the field and in the clubhouse. He has good power, and knows how to drive in runs. Not to mention his defense is by far better than anybody on the current roster. Nick Swisher provides veteran leadership, and would be a solid fit for this ball club.

4.) Michael Bourn, CF. Signing Bourn is a longshot, but I see no reason why the Mets can't give him a call to see if he's interested. The stellar center-fielder is having a career year hitting .291, with 9 homers and 51 runs batted in. Add 29 steals to his resume, and Bourn is due for a hefty contract. Considering he is 29 years old, this could be the last major contract he gets. His agent, Scott Boras, will do everything in his power to get him as much money as possible. The Braves don't seem to keen on re-signing him, so Bourn will have a bunch of teams to choose from. The Mets, who are in dying need of a premiere center-fielder, should definitely make a run at Bourn.

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