|Posted by Anthony Emerson on January 8, 2010 at 6:28 PM|
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With the Seattle Mariners-Boston Red Sox trade of Casey Kotchman (to the Mariners) and Bill Hall (to the Sox) now official, Bill Hall is now officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.
And therein lies the question: Where the will Bill Hall fit?
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.