For the time being, it seems that erstwhile third baseman Billy Hall has become a $24 million utility man for the Milwaukee Brewers.  Hall’s batting slump has relegated him to a role as a late inning defensive replacement at third base and he even took a turn in centerfield last night after Mike Cameron’s expulsion from the game.  In the past, Hall has balked at the prospect of irregular playing time.  Last night’s game reminded us that, if Hall can somehow manage to embrace his new role, he can still be a valuable asset to the team despite his offensive struggles.


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  • Chris

    I agree fully. It would be nice if people could get over Hall’s salary (I certainly don’t blame him for signing that deal — I certainly would have) and understand that he has value to the team because of the variety of slots he can fill. And, every once in a while, he will come up with a big hit like he did on the last homestand.

  • Wally

    I actually felt bad last night for as much grief I have piled on Hall. It looked like, in the dugout shots, that he was all cool with heading to center last night. If that’s the case, maybe I’ll start re-thinking my position on him. I always have Parra to rip on.