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Changing Sox

Kevin Youkilis has been traded to the Chicago White Sox. Jon Heyman broke the story. Details to come…

Youk was a classic Boston Red Sox, one of the dreaded “dirt dogs” and out of respect, I hated his guts. He was a tough, pain-in-the-ass out for a long time. Now, other than Pedrioa and Ortiz, the old Red Sox are but a memory.

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1 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 24, 2012 4:24 pm

I don't know if he keeps it up, but that kid Middlebrooks (.326 .365 .583 ) is playing some elite Baseball.

2 RIYank   ~  Jun 24, 2012 4:45 pm

Now I can root for Youk. Ugly as he is, I kind of wanted to.

Of course, he sucks now. For the life of me I can't see what the ChiSox want him for. Still.

3 RIYank   ~  Jun 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Okay, now I get it. Via Pete Abe: Boston pays almost all of Youk's salary, and the White Sox give up an unpromising 25 year old pitcher and a utility player.

Kind of insulting to Youkalis, frankly.

4 bags   ~  Jun 24, 2012 5:19 pm

What happened to Youkilis? Seems like he got lousy overnight. The guy used to terrify me. And not because of the ugly facial hair. He could hit.

5 RIYank   ~  Jun 24, 2012 6:13 pm

[4] Aged.
But who knows, he might regain some real value. He was good last year.

Oh, 8:00 game start, Sunday, right. Damn.

Which is the game thread??

6 joejoejoe   ~  Jun 25, 2012 1:38 am

"The Greek God of Walks" is a pretty good bad nickname. I can't think of another player with a nickname that involves walks. A tough out for sure, I wish him well on the South Side, where Robin Ventura is doing a pretty great job of managing.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 25, 2012 6:55 am

And the Yanks will see the Sox for four games at the Stadium later this week...

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