I gotta say I trust Sandy Alderson. I rarely question his moves or non-moves but I really thought Hairston would be dealt at the deadline for something… anything.
The guy is a spare part player. I don’t mean that as a dis just being honest. He seems like a good guy who is well respected in the clubhouse and he’s certainly done more than his fair share of damage between the lines this season.
But he’s not a star.
In fact he’s not even under contract for next year. That likely hurt his trade value but you’d think there would be some sort of offer for a hot hitting 4th OF’er… No???
So either the offers were so low they were an insult or the Mets want to keep Hairston around in an all out effort to avoid a continued free fall from now thru September.
I can definitely see Ownership and Alderson “agreeing” to try and stay as competitive as possible this year. Of course the Wilpons want to sell as many tickets as possible as the Mets play out the string.
As for last nite’s game, what happened to Lincecum sucking? He looked like the Freak of old zipping through the Mets.
Matt Harvey took the L but looked very good. Tejada’s wild throw on what should have been an inning ending double plat cost Harvey 2 runs (1 Earned) so with a little luck, and some offensive support he could be 2-0.