I found the news of the Bill Hall contract shocking.
And I've long been a fan of Hall, as this March 2004 post illustrates.
Has anyone done of study of these arbitration-and-beyond contracts? The odds that the Brewers get "a good deal" on Hall probably do not outweigh the odds that (a) unable to play often (because of injury) or (B) that he regresses to something like cheap-replacement level. I say probably. I do not know.