METS BALK AT HAIRSTON’S DEMANDS

Mets Morning News: Mets Hold The Line In Scott Hairston Contract Negotiations, Still Need Outfielders

By on Jan 16, 9:00a 20

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

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Rumor has it that the Mets balked at Scott Hairston’s asking price of two years, $8 million. Seems pretty reasonable to me. Hopefully Sandy Alderson has something else up his sleeve.

Three Mets officially filed for arbitration yesterday: Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, and Bobby Parnell will all enter arbitration for the first time.

We’re getting closer to spring training, as the equipment truck leaves for Port St. Lucie soon. Will Brandon Webb be at Mets’ spring training? They’re keeping tabs on the righty, who is trying to make a comeback. We know that five non-roster invitee prospects will be in camp and Toby Hyde runs through them.

If the Yankees want Hairston as a right-handed bat, outfielder and DH, all they have to do is offer him more than 2illion for one year.  That was the Met’s latest offer.  Watch, the Yankees will stand there and do nothing and Hairston will be gone.  This is what this once proud frarncise does, so imagesCAU6KP1L Cheapskate Hal can save some pennies. EDB

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