Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Not Bill Hall

From a baseball perspective, I get the deal.  He can play multiple positions, he's got some pop with the bat, and at just 600 thou for a non-guaranteed MiL deal (according to Ken Rosenthal) he's the definition of a low-risk signing.  I certainly don't expect him to reach any of his PA performance marks, and he has an out clause if he's not on the Opening Day roster.  It's basically the same move the Yanks made with Ron Belliard last season, and it seems to be the Yankees' new MO when looking to fill out the roster.

From a personal perspective, COME ON!!!  Really?!?  Bill Hall??  That's the best they could come up with??  Bill Hall fucking blows.  His .211/.261/.314 line last year makes Ramiro Pena look like Hanley Ramirez.  And a .252 wOBA?  Are you kidding me???  I feel like I'm looking at my career Little League numbers when I look at Hall's 2011 line, and remember, I quit baseball to play lacrosse.

Think about it this way.  Eduardo Nunez was worth -0.6 fWAR last year in 338 PA for the Yankees.  In 139 fewer PA, Hall managed to put together -1.6 fWAR.  He was worth an entire loss on his own compared to Nunez in far less playing time.  That's not just sucking, that's next level sucking right there.  I don't root for guys to get hurt, but man, I really hope Bill Hall gets hurt in Spring Training.

(Brewers fans know what I'm talking about.)

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