Hairston: Mets in mix; suitors heavy hitters

December, 12, 2012
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Free agent Scott Hairston says the Mets remain in the mix, but a multiyear contract will be required to return to Queens.

"Things are starting to pick up now that the market is settling in," Hairston told ESPNNewYork.com. "Still unsure where I'll sign, though. There are a lot of trades happening around the league, so it's possible that interest may rise in the next few days. My agent has been in contact with Sandy [Alderson], so he is aware I want a multiyear deal."

Hairston also is receiving interest from the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.

He earned $1.1 million last season, and should be due for a hefty raise.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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