Outfielder Scott Hairston has agreed to a two-year contract worth up to $6 million with the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN Chicago’s Bruce Levine.
The New York Mets will have to muddle along without their best outfielder from 2012, though who knows if he could have repeated his career-best performance.
The likely means more playing time for the likes of Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter and Collin Cowgill.
Words can’t express my enthusiasm.
MetsBlog reports that the Mets have interest in free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, at least to the extent that they’ve petitioned Major League Baseball to protect their first round draft pick should they sign him. But given Sandy Alderson‘s aversion to long-term deals for older players and several other teams also reportedly interested in Bourn, it feels like this is really just a sham to make fans think the Mets are trying to do something to improve for 2013.