Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Agreed. He's Ryan Freel with a bit more pop and a bit less recklessness. (Okay, a lot less recklessness.) When Hairston's hot, the whole team is tough to beat.
To clarify, I wasn't comparing him to Freel as a player ... but in his role. The good thing about Hairston is that he can play SS and CF which makes him a valuable backup.
If the Reds brought up Gomes for McDonald, it would really strengthen the bench.