According to the Daily News, the Mets have signed Scott Hairston to a Major League contract, pending a physical.
Good. This move has been unanimously endorsed on the Mostly Mets Podcast a couple of times. Hairston plays all three outfield positions pretty well, hits for power off the bench, doesn’t seem to mind a part-time role, and saw Michael Jackson in concert when he was young.
Hairston’s a good defensive replacement for Lucas Duda in right, he can spell Andres Torres in center if necessary, and he’s really not much of a drop-off from 2010-11 Jason Bay in left. This obviously isn’t the move that puts the Mets over the top in 2012, but it’s a fine one regardless.