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klw
05-27-2008, 04:09 PM
He is losing playing time to Branyan. I don't know what he would cost or where the Reds could slot him but if they could snag him it would have to prevent at least 3 or 4 losses a year just by not having to face him, even if all they did was get him and then ship him to an AL team not to be faced in interleague play for at least 2 years.
http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2008/05/26/hall-not-happy-with-3b-situation.aspx
He somehow has bad stats on the year which can only mean he has gone hitless versus every other team.

smith288
05-27-2008, 04:21 PM
trade him then send him to Dayton so we wont ever see him against us again.

MrCinatit
05-27-2008, 04:27 PM
Sorry, but I cannot get past the first line: "He is losing playing time to Branyan."
I know all of those words, but my mind is unable to comprehend their meaning.

flyer85
05-27-2008, 04:30 PM
Branyan has played a grand total of 2 games ... he might be jumping the gun a little.

Although he has awful splits ... 1.195 OPS against LHP and 545 against RHP.

Always Red
05-27-2008, 04:31 PM
Sorry, but I cannot get past the first line: "He is losing playing time to Branyan."
I know all of those words, but my mind is unable to comprehend their meaning.

I'm with you, I had to look it up and be sure it was actually Russell Branyan that Bill Hall lost his job to.

Inconceivable!

Hall's OBP is beginning to approach Corey Patterson levels over the last couple of years, and slipping fast.

wheels
05-27-2008, 04:34 PM
I'd gladly take Bill Hall in trade.

He smashes lefties.

flyer85
05-27-2008, 04:35 PM
I'd gladly take Bill Hall in trade.

He smashes lefties.going to platoon him with Jr?

Chip R
05-27-2008, 04:48 PM
I'd gladly take Bill Hall in trade.

He smashes lefties.


I wonder how good he would be if he didn't have to face Reds pitching.

Highlifeman21
05-27-2008, 04:51 PM
Russell Branyan, one of my all-time favorite Reds.

Unfortunately he never has been able to hit lefties....

Career OPS vs. RHP = .813
Career OPS vs. LHP = .778

Ok, maybe when I look at it like that, he can't hit righties either....

But unfortunately he's still one of my all-time favorite Reds.

reds44
05-27-2008, 04:56 PM
Bill Hall is a versatile player who can provide pop off the bench.

Doesn't he make a lot of coin to be playing that role, though?

flyer85
05-27-2008, 04:58 PM
Bill Hall is a versatile player who can provide pop off the bench.

Doesn't he make a lot of coin to be playing that role, though?yep, ~5M

M2
05-27-2008, 05:20 PM
Real easy way not to get your playing time pinched, play better.

There is the larger question of whether Bill Hall would be considered all that good a player if it weren't for his career 1.004 OPS vs. Reds pitching.

flyer85
05-27-2008, 05:23 PM
one of the more interesting stats I heard of the weekend is that the Pads had not hit more than 2 Hrs in a game all year. Then in 4 days against Cincy hit 5 in one game and 4 in another.

PuffyPig
05-27-2008, 05:26 PM
Russell Branyan, one of my all-time favorite Reds.

Unfortunately he never has been able to hit lefties....

Career OPS vs. RHP = .813
Career OPS vs. LHP = .778

Ok, maybe when I look at it like that, he can't hit righties either....



A thirdbaseman with an .800 OPS should always find some work.

If he could field, he could play for 20 years hitting like that.

M2
05-27-2008, 05:29 PM
A thirdbaseman with an .800 OPS should always find some work.

If he could field, he could play for 20 years hitting like that.

Exactly, he'd be Gary Gaetti.

Dom Heffner
05-27-2008, 05:32 PM
Okay- are we talking about the same Bill Hall who is hitting .220 with an OBP of .292?

The same dude who has 49 strikeouts comapred to his (gulp) 16 walks?

Pass, pass, pass.

reds44
12-09-2008, 02:18 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8912072


8:44 p.m. — Brewers ready to trade Hall?
The Brewers were close to re-signing third baseman Mike Lamb on Monday, a move that could lead to a trade of Bill Hall.

The Yankees are among the teams that have expressed interest in Hall, who could fill a utility role in both the infield and outfield for New York.

However, Hall's remaining salary — $6.8 million in 2009 and $8.4 million in 2010 with a $9.25 million or $500,000 buyout for 11 — would be a significant obstacle to any deal.

The Yankees also have interest in Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron, who — like Hall — is close friends with the team's principal free- agent target, left-hander CC Sabathia. Hall and Sabathia attended the Oscar De La Hoya fight Saturday in Las Vegas.

Lamb will rejoin the Brewers at the minimum salary, with his previous team, the Twins, paying the rest of the $3 million that he is owed in 2009. Lamb and Hall could form a left-right platoon at third for the Brewers if no trade is made. --Ken Rosenthal and Ed Price

Yes, it doesn't make sense for the Reds to target him for a number of reason. He's expensive and is coming off a down year, however it would make him less expensive talent wise to acquire. His career line is: .258/.316/.455, and can play SS, CF, LF, 3B, 2B.

Definatley not my first option, but something to consider.

REDREAD
12-09-2008, 10:13 AM
It's a shame that Hall is so expensive now. I know he's OBP challenged, but he'd be a decent piece to add if his salary wasn't so high.

Chip R
12-09-2008, 10:17 AM
It's a shame that Hall is so expensive now. I know he's OBP challenged, but he'd be a decent piece to add if his salary wasn't so high.


Yeah, but he wouldn't be hitting against us anymore.

RedEye
12-09-2008, 10:19 AM
I think Bill Hall had one extremely lucky year. His position flexibility is nice, but that's about it. He's way overpaid.

PuffyPig
12-09-2008, 10:19 AM
It's a shame that Hall is so expensive now. I know he's OBP challenged, but he'd be a decent piece to add if his salary wasn't so high.

Yep, if he could get on base and was cheap he'd a good target. Especially if he could field. And hit right hand pitching.

Chip R
12-09-2008, 10:22 AM
Yep, if he could get on base and was cheap he'd a good target. Especially if he could field. And hit right hand pitching.


Otherwise, he's perfect. :lol:

Roy Tucker
12-09-2008, 10:24 AM
I'm glad it looks like he is going to the AL.

He'll probably figure out a way to make Reds lose games from there though.

Roy Tucker
12-09-2008, 10:28 AM
Yeah, but he wouldn't be hitting against us anymore.

Hope he stays in the AL, far, far away from the Reds.