Where Does Bill Hall Fit for the Boston Red Sox?

Anthony EmersonAnalyst IJanuary 6, 2010

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 02:  Bill Hall #3 of the Seattle Mariners moves to field the ball against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on September 2, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Recently, the Boston Red Sox traded utility first baseman Casey Kotchman to the Seattle Mariners for a minor league player and Bill Hall.

Hall hit .201 last year between the Mariners and the Milwaukee Brewers and is scheduled to make $8.4 million in 2010.

In other words, Bill Hall is a complete waste of money.

I'm definitely no Casey Kotchman fan (the worst trade of 2009 was LaRoche-Kotchman trade, in my opinion), and I was begging for his trade all offseason, but is Bill Hall really all that Theo can get in return?

Another overpaid right-handed bat. Whoopdy-freaking-doo.

Sure, Hall can play every a lot of positions (every position except pitcher and catcher), but a .201 average. He had eight home runs between Seattle and Milwaukee with 26 RBI and an OBP .258 and a slugging percentage .338 for an OPS of .596. Mario Mendoza had better numbers than Bill Hall.

I actually believe that this deal would have been better for Boston if they had just taken a prospect from the Mariners system instead of taking Hall.

The only way this deal could be even remotely good for the Red Sox is if the Mariners pay the entirety and the remainder of the Hall's contract.


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