Bill Hall Traded to Seattle

Well, it wasn’t for Bronson Arroyo or Aaron Harang, but Bill Hall is no longer a Milwaukee Brewer.  In return, the Brewers receive minor league reliever Ruben Flores.

Tom Haudricourt updated his first blog post, saying that the Brewers will also be paying a large portion of Hall’s salary — crediting SI.com, he notes that the Brewers will pay the rest of Hall’s salary this year, as well as a large chunk of next year’s salary (as much as $7.15 million).

I guess it’s better than just eating the entire contract by releasing him, but it’s also less than what many were expecting to get in a trade for Hall, even if the Brewers would’ve had to add in some mid-level prospects to sweeten the pot.  For as frustrating as Hall has been the past couple years, he takes with him plenty of good memories, too.  For that reason, I hope he can find his swing again and become a solid contributor.  With any luck, Flores will contribute something in a bullpen role.

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