Bravo Hairston! Any Takers?

What a sick game from Scott Hairston! 2 Bombs, one in the 8th and 10th to lead us from behind to victory. I give up for Scott Hairston’s season. He’s been tremendous for us. An unexpected source of power (14 HR) RBI (44) and a great attitude.

Now let’s trade him. I know the skipper and team love him but baseball’s a business and it’s doubtful his value will ever be higher. We’re at the trade deadline, he just upped his own ante by taking over the game in SF and reminding everyone that he can be an impact bat even from a part-time role.

I wouldn’t deal him for a low quality, low-level minor leaguer but I wouldn’t necces refuse a deal just because the player is in A ball. 

We’re still in a major rebuilding mode and a guy like Hairston is a year to year guys. He may have the hot hand this season but next year who knows. It’s highly doubtful he’s a starter so why hang onto him?

If there’s anything worthwhile being offered BMF takes it.

11 Responses to “Bravo Hairston! Any Takers?”

  1. Buck Says:

    Crazy game! I’m exhausted this morning because I just couldn’t shut it off!! I thought Acosta was going to give it up in the 10th by walking the leadoff guy and then another before finally throwing some strikes. How do you walk the leadoff hitter witha 2 run lead in the bottom of the 10th? I’d rather throw a meatball up there and let him hit it….maybe it’d find one of our fielders.

  2. JoMama Says:

    It was great seeing TC go out there to calm Acosta down late in the game, he needed to do that. All I was thinking was, “Late inning walks KILL.” as he proceeded to lose total control of the strike zone. Thank God we got the W.

  3. Howard Says:

    I didnt think Acosta would hold on. Good win. Good game by Bay even. One thing I noticed is that he still has some speed. He did a great job going 1st to 3rd in the later innings.

    I agree in trading Hairston if we can get a good prospect for him. I wonder if Parnell has any value on the market given his potential which unfortunately never develops. But he does have very good stuff.

    I guess I hope for miracles but I still hope we can get back to NY a game over .500 and then go on a hot streak and get back in wild card contention. I gotta believe that either the Pirates or Braves will come back down to earth.

    With a healthy Santana, RA, Niese, and with Harvey’s stuff, a winning streak is possible.

  4. BlondiesJake Says:

    Checked my phone and saw they led 6-5 in 9th and was going to bed. Couldn’t fall asleep so got up and checked and saw they led 8-7 in the 10th, then hit refresh about a million times until it went final, then stayed up another 30 minutes to catch hilites on MLB Quick Pitch. WOOHOO!

    As I stated previously and BMF expressed today, the time is right to deal Hairston. And frankly, if I could get something for Chris Young, I would do that too. I’m not saying give up, but this team is unlikely to have a long win streak that makes the wildcard a realistic possibility and those guys aren’t core guys.

  5. Howard Says:

    I would love to get something for Chris Young and stick Zack Wheeler in his spot the rest of the season.

  6. foxster Says:

    given the Mets overall history of trades, i can see them making a deal for Hairston where the Mets get several cute kittens and/or puppy dogs in exchange. the kitty cats and puppy dogs will be turned over to the Wilpons, so they’ll have something constructive to do, ,like playing with the fur bearing cuties’ besides sticking their noses into baseball operations and screwing up the team any worse then they’ve done for the past several years

  7. A Phanatic Says:

    The season’s not over yet?

  8. JoMama Says:

    BJ you don’t get the MLB package? I’ve had it every since I moved away from NY (first in SF, then in Telluride, now in Seattle) and not sure I could live w/out it (helps that the wife watches).

    Regardless, Howard - you think Parnell has “good stuff??!” I beg to differ. Maybe we’re arguing semantics but “good stuff” = getting batters out. He’s a thrower not a pitcher and until Warthen or someone can get that through to him, he’s going to be a set-up guy on a .500 team at best. He just hasn’t shown any confidence - even Edgin has more moxie. Don’t get me wrong, I like Bobby, I’m just not sure how much longer you need to test this guy before you realize he doesn’t have the makeup to be a closer.

  9. Howard Says:

    I think that Parnell has a great arm, his ball moves, and he has a great fastball. But for some reason, he is very mediocre and any time they increase his responsbility level, he collapses. I just think there is a team out there that thinks they can get a great arm at a low salary and be able to turn him around and offer a good prospect for him.

    I agree that Edgin has a great makeup for the bullpen. I wish he could pitch every day. How about bringing up Mejia. It cannot be worse than what it is now.

  10. Lord Charles Says:

    Mejia is nowhere near ready. He was so inconsistent as a reliever in B’lo that they moved him back into the starting rotation. He was sort of “meh” last night in his first start. Needless to say, we won’t see Mejia for a long time.

  11. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    “Never let the Mets ruin a good nights sleep!

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