Today the Red Sox are close to finalizing the anticipated deal to send Casey Kotchman to the Mariners for Bill Hall and a prospect. The Mariners are going to pay $7.65 million of his $8.4 million deal so he will cost the Sox about $750,000 so he will cost about $2.75 million by giving away Kotchman who they wouldn't really have used much anyway. Hall had a yearlong slump in 2009, when he batted .201 with 8 jacks and 36 RBIs split between the Brewers and Mariners. Hall's best year came in 2006, when he batted .270 with 35 homers and 85 RBIs but he hasn't lived up to that before or after 2006. Another thing about him is that he can play third base, shortstop, and the outfield as he is quite versatile. If Hall hits above .250 with 10+ homers and 50+ RBIs, he will be a total steal. Go Sox, all the way!!!!