First it was Brad Nelson, and now our good buddy Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik has picked up Bill Hall. The horrible Bill Hall was designated for assignment last week, and is not expected to be play for Seattle until tomorrow. So who did we get for Bill Hall? At first, I thought it may be a few autographed Russell Branyan bats, but we actually got a living breathing person. What a steal! Ruben Flores, a 25 year old righty has spent most of his time in high-A ball, going 2-2 with a 2.30 ERA.
But the bad news, Doug and Mark didn't spend any money in FA last year, or add salary to help the Brewers, but we'll picking up parts of Hall's salary. The Brewers will pay all of this season's remaining salary plus a large portion of next year's $8.4 million. So yeah, no more Bill Hall, just his salary. I'll take it.