The Red Sox seem to like to cluster their offseason news events.
One day after reaching preliminary agreement with Adrian Beltre and the same day they designated Mike Cameron their Opening Day center fielder, the Red Sox have traded Casey Kotchman to Seattle for Bill Hall, a prospect and cash. Yes, the cash is going toward the Red Sox, which is a bit of a switch. Hall's tab is being mostly paid for by Milwaukee; presumably, the Mariners are forwarding that cash on to Boston.
If you're keeping track at home, that's Argenis Diaz and Hunter Strickland for
Adam LaRoche Casey Kotchman Bill Hall and a prospect — all since July 22.