Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Brewers Fire Damn Near Everybody But The Manager
The team also demoted shortstop J.J. Hardy (hitting only .229 after having a career mark of .262 as a 26-year-old) to AAA, called up Alcides Escobar. Finally, the Brewers released Bill Hall (B-Ref page), who has worked as a sort of poor man's version of Chone Figgins for the Brewers, except without the offensive skills. He's hitting .201/.265/.341, and appears as though he hasn't become the player anyone had hoped for; he's getting a ton of salary for that meager production, $15.2M this year and next, with a $500k buyout.