Mets Sign Scott Hairston

The Mets have officially signed Scott Hairston, according to's Anthony DiComo (on Twitter). Like his brother Jerry, who signed with the Nationals yesterday, Scott is a CAA client.

Hairston spent the 2010 season in San Diego, where he hit .210/.295/.346 in 336 plate appearances. The 30-year-old, who played all three outfield positions last year, has a .278/.331/.498 line against left-handed pitching in his career. Willie Harris and Hairston should provide manager Terry Collins with alternatives to Carlos Beltran, Angel Pagan and Jason Bay in the outfield.

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  1. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Ah good!

    Now let’s all wave a warm goodbye to Luis Castillo and wish him good fortune….someplace else.

    • oleosmirf 5 years ago

      not yet. unfortunately most likely it will be goodbye Jason Pridie and Luis Hernandez although im sure both will be invited to ST should they go unclaimed.

    • You’re thinking of Jerry, who plays the infield and outfield. Scott, unfortunately only plays the outfield. I feel ya though, I will kill myself If I have to watch a platoon of Tejada/Castillo for the whole season. Felipe Lopez and Cristian Guzman are available. Also, Orlando Cabrera is available. I know he is usually a shortstop but the dude is 36 years old. I think he would sign somewhere and start at second base rather then sign somewhere and sit on the bench.

  2. Giorgi Almonte 5 years ago

    lets go Mets!!

  3. Giorgi Almonte 5 years ago

    thiss will be a good year for castillo an ollie!!…

    • I about died when I read this. I understand about being positive for the upcoming season, I mean we have a lot to be excited about but the only thing that would excite me that involved Ollie and Castillo was there ass getting kicked off of the team or getting locked in a south american prison.

      • Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

        well…i know what you mean…but youll see, that all i have to say about…LETS GO METS!!!

  4. Rick Garcia 5 years ago

    i’m fairly pleased with the mets offseason so far

    for once it seems like the front office is actually thinking when deciding the future

    • i was just about to write the same thing until i saw your post haha well said

    • Slopeboy 5 years ago

      Agree. The signings have been about guys that can perform a given task and we know what to expect from them. No drama, fanfare or ridiculous expectations.

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      u mean like last year when they didnt trade any prospects for any mid-season rentals?

  5. I think the moral of the story here is that if you swing for the fences, forgetting about getting on base and OBP, you can be tendered a Major League contract and stick around even when your numbers are pathetic.

    • metsman 5 years ago

      thats a little harsh no? in 2009 he hit 17 HR’s, 27 doubles, and knocked in 64 runs in 430 ABs. I would take a chance on that generally speaking, but I’d rather give Nick Evans a chance, I think given the same amount of ABs he’s slugging it out more.

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      more ironic when u consider sandy ( mr. moneyball ) signed him

  6. one former padre after another!!

  7. Yes! Nationals here we come!

  8. Mets are winning the world series Scott hairiston is going to hit 50 home runs and the mets will destroy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I guess the Mets know they’re going to lose, my god their roster looks horrible now

    • this is the best roster they have had in a long time. the biggest problem with the mets in the past was that they went for big acquisitions and left gaping holes in their roster. They still have the big names and they are just now finally filling all the holes

  10. So this Scott Hairston signing about clinches Nick Evans not being on the major league roster. And since he is out of options, I figure we’ve seen the last of him in Queens. Too bad, always thought he could have been a good righty bat on the bench.

    • willie harris is a minor league contract. evans could easily beat him out for the job

      • MetsEventually 5 years ago

        Yeah, but they need a lefty off the bench right?

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