Ted Berg: Mets are going to sign Scott Hairston

Original Post at 11:16 am:

Hairston, 30, hit .210 with a .295 OBP, 10 HR, 36 RBI and 6 stolen bases in 104 games for the Padres last season. In his seven-year career, he’s played all three outfield positions and second base.

He’s a decent player, who will probably be brought in on a minor-league deal, like Willie Harris, which is fine. I mean, he’s a good athlete, he can fill in at all three spots, which will be important on this roster, and, if he gets in to a hot streak, he can be surprisingly productive. It’s also worth noting he battled a hamstring injury most of last year, and I was just told by a scout that he’s a far better defensive outfielder than I will likely give him credit for being.