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Why the Bill Hall Deal Is So Great for the Boston Red Sox

Published by on January 6, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Today, Red Sox traded first baseman Casey Kotchman to the Seattle Mariners for veteran utilityman Bill Hall and a prospect.

Last season, in limited playing time, Hall hit just .218 with a homer and seven RBI.

So, why is this deal so great from a Sox perspective?

Hall will earn $8.4 million in the final year of a four-year deal he signed with the
Milwaukee Brewers. But as part of the deal, the Mariners will pay approximately $7.65
million of remaining salary, meaning  Hall will cost the Sox about $750,000.

Kotchman's projected salary arbitration figure is $3.5 million.  With the recent acquisition of Adrian Beltre, Kotchman would have been the odd man out.  So the Sox are saving $2,750...

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