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Hairston sweepstakes down to New York rivals

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07:55 AM ET 01.08 | If free-agent outfielder Scott Hairston ends up in New York, might it be the Bronx or Queens? It appears that the bidding for [Hairston] mainly involves two teams: The Yankees and the Mets. According to Casey Close, Hairston's agent, talks are continuing with both teams and Hairston expects to make a decision about where he will play in 2013 in "a matter of days." A Met for the past two seasons, Hairston had the best year of his career in 2012, batting .263 with 20 home runs and 57 RBI. He played 131 games in the outfield for the Mets, most of them in left-field. "I think he's a good fit for either team," Close said. "But there are different roles at each place and Scott is deciding which is the best option for him."

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January 8, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Died, there's no such thing as a Hairston Sweepstakes, an Trout Sweepstakes, now that would be more like it

January 8, 2013  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dude, there's no such thing as a Hairston Sweepstakes, an Trout Sweepstakes, now that would be more like it

My spell checker blows!!!

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January 8, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Sweepstakes? This is like the first lottery after a big pot was won.

January 8, 2013  02:02 PM ET
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The Mets can have him backNo more old guys

At 32, he'd be young on the Yankees...

But why would he go back to the Mets?

As sad as they were last year, they wouldn't start him regularly until the last few weeks - and he was 3rd team in HRs and top 5 in RBIs.

Atleast he'd know his role with the Yanks.

January 8, 2013  02:46 PM ET

didnt realize this was a sweepstakes

January 8, 2013  03:26 PM ET

Like he's going to make a difference?

January 8, 2013  04:17 PM ET

yankees would likely sign Hairston after all the yankees had been expending cash ala rays style!!!

 
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