If this report about the Yankees having "serious talks" with Bill Hall is someone's idea of a joke, it's not fucking funny.
Bill Hall as an option for a backup utility infield role with the Yankees is like the Bill Hall of options that the Yankees could choose to fill their backup utility infield role. Bill Hall is the Bill Hall of utility infielders. It's almost a gross overstatement to even refer to Bill Hall as a utility infielder, because lately the only two skills he seems to possess are the ability to strike out a lot and the ability to make the routine play at third base look impossible. He offers practically the least useful utilities out of any list of candidates you could construct from anybody and everybody who has ever played the game of baseball.
Yes, I understand any offer he gets will likely be a non-guaranteed MiL deal, so there's no need for me to be this dramatic. But that's exactly why I don't want him around. Even if he's in Triple-A, he's a menace. Balls bouncing off his glove from every angle could potentially hit and injure players in the dugout and fans in the first few rows on stands. I wouldn't even hire him to work as a vendor in Yankee Stadium for fear that he would start dropping full sodas and bottles of beer on people. Bill Hall can in no way be associated with the New York Yankee organization in 2012.
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