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    • Mets not happy with Hairston's demands
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  • 1/15/13
  • jsmet
He wants 8 million for 2 years.
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  • 1/15/13
  • murphstates
He won't play for food? $4 million a year is too much for a real live major league outfielder? God help us.
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  • 1/15/13
  • FromTheRedSeats
And some people think they aren't cheap.
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  • 1/15/13
  • jsmet
They see him as a part time. 4Th outfielder. Part time 4th outfielders do not make 4 million
Dollars a year.
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  • 1/15/13
  • murphstates
They see him as a fourth outfielder when he's better than every other outfielder on the roster? What does that make the rest of the outfielders, sixth outfielders?
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  • 1/15/13
  • inthebook
Mets can't afford $4M outfielder who hit 20 home runs? And I know many of you will tell me he's a bench player, but at this point, he's our best power hitting outfielder. How do you replace 20 home runs for less than $4m? I guess we should just punt on 2013. But Mets will still charge the 3rd highest ticket prices in baseball for 2013.
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  • 1/15/13
  • MetsMan

>>>>>>He won't play for food? $4 million a year is too much for a real live major league outfielder? God help us.<<<<<<

This is beyond sad....

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  • 1/15/13
  • JoseJose

"What does that make the rest of the outfielders, sixth outfielders? "

Awesome stuff. You can't make this up. Maybe they'll offer 3 mill plus unlimited Shake Shack soda refills.

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  • 1/15/13
  • fargol
Where did you read the Mets aren't happy?
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  • 1/15/13
  • njmets80
too much $, maybe we should sign Ludwick or Gomes instead. yup, that will work out well.
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  • 1/15/13
  • 86kid

>>>"He won't play for food? $4 million a year is too much for a real live major league outfielder? God help us."<<<

Given that no one else around the league is seemingly beating Hairston's door down to pay him that type of money, It would seem to me the rest of the league doesn't think he's worth that much either. I'm guessing that the Mets are content with waiting Hairston out under these circumstances.

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  • 1/15/13
  • DFAB
That is MORE than reasonable....if Hairston signs for 2/8m somewhere ELSE, this is 10000000% on the wilpons....shocker...
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  • 1/15/13
  • jsmet

They see him as a fourth outfielder when he's better than every other outfielder on the roster? What does that make the rest of the outfielders, sixth outfielders

No hes not.

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  • 1/15/13
  • jsmet

Where did you read the Mets aren't happy?

On the radio

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  • 1/15/13
  • 86kid

>>>"That is MORE than reasonable....if Hairston signs for 2/8m somewhere ELSE, this is 10000000% on the wilpons....shocker..."<<<

No other teams appears to be chomping at the bit to sign Hairston to this type of contract, so it think the Mets are fine with waiting him out, just as other teams are waiting him out. If he ends signing elsewhere, then he does. I would like him back, but I'd still sleep okay nights if he's not a Mets in 2013.

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  • 1/15/13
  • jsmet

They see him as a fourth outfielder when he's better than every other outfielder on the roster? What does that make the rest of the outfielders, sixth outfielders?

He is average to below average as a defender. And he cant hit right handers.

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  • 1/15/13
  • DFAB
I have no problem with them waiting to see if they can sign him for a bit cheaper....but considering he would be our ONLY major league OFer, he is worth 4m/yr...
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  • 1/15/13
  • murphstates
What outfielder on the roster is better than Hairston?
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  • 1/15/13
  • murphstates
It's also on CBSsportsline.com.
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  • 1/15/13
  • murphstates
I guarantee you he will get $4 million per year from someone.
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