NY Mets: Reasons Why Not Trading Scott Hairston Was the Wrong Call

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NY Mets: Reasons Why Not Trading Scott Hairston Was the Wrong Call
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Left fielder Scott Hairston has not been dealt by the New York Mets.  In a shocker, the Mets decided to keep Hairston after much speculation that the soon-to-be free agent would be shipped.

Hairston has 14 home runs and 44 RBIs this season.  He is hitting .266 and has contributed 39 runs.

However, in the last week, Hairston has been hitting .364 with eight hits, two homers, 5 RBIs and seven runs. 

The Mets decided to hold the left fielder, who is making $1.1 million this season.  He was thought of as the best guy to ship elsewhere. 

For Mets fans, this move comes as a surprise. New York didn't seem to do much at the deadline, especially by not dealing a guy who is of little to no future value.

Even though the 32-year-old is having a career year with his 14 homers in 87 games, that's only three shy of his career high. 

His little worth was of much attraction to teams trying to build through the outfield.  Hairston was an available option who the Mets didn't capitalize on. 

Here are some reasons that not dealing Hairston was the wrong call for the Mets. 

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