Cubs Rumors: Cubs, Scott Hairston Talking
It is not often that Scott Hairston is considered one of the better names on the free agent market, but with most of the prizes already given away, Hairston could arguably slot right behind Michael Bourn in terms of the top outfielders left on the market. It has been known for a few days now that Hairston has been talking a deal with the Yankees as well as last team, the Mets. However, earlier today, Jon Heyman reported that Hairston and the Cubs have been “talking”. The extent of their talking is unknown, so I caution all Cubs fans to hold their excitement, as we know that if we sign Hairston, he would surely bring us a World Series. Earlier today, it was also reported that Hairston declined a two year deal worth $8 million from the Mets, which would seem to be an insult to a guy who it 20 home runs last year, but Hairston is 32 and has never had a real great season in the majors. If he does go to the Cubs, he would likely serve as a fourth outfielder and would fill in for David DeJesus or Nate Schierholtz against left handed pitching. With the way the Cubs outfield situation is, it would make sense to sign Hairston, as many wouldn’t enjoy Tony Campana and Dave Sappelt serving as the backup outfielders, but at the moment, a deal between the two sides seems unlikely.