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The Dodgers are in discussions with Bill Hall

Dec 13, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

Bill Hall, Dallas Braden

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are talking to Bill Hall, late of the Red Sox, about coming west to be their everyday left fielder.

Hall is a useful guy to have around as long as you’re not paying him extravagantly.  His bat can’t carry left field — he hit .247/.316/.456 last season and that was his best year in some time — but he can play just about everywhere. Indeed, least year he handled every position except catcher, pitcher and first base. And he could probably play first if you needed him to.

Not an inspiring choice by the Dodgers if they go with Hall to cover left full-time, but he’d be a good signing as a super-utility guy with a bit of pop.

  1. chrisdtx - Dec 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Au contraire, shyster. Bill Hall did in fact pitch a perfect inning in 2010. If I recall, he threw some pretty good gas.

  2. Amsterdamned - Dec 13, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Really? Full time? *sigh* I didn’t think anything could make me yearn for Johnny Damon. Thanks Ned! You just did it.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 13, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    What an odd everyday LF choice. Want Fukudome, Ned?

  4. dodger88 - Dec 13, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    LF will be a revolving door next year based on who is swinging a hot bat – Jay Gibbons, Bill Hall, Tony Gwynn. While far from ideal if they play the percentages and go with the hot hand it could be worse (i.e. Scott Podsednik).

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