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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Kevin Youkilis: If I were to go anywhere, I would want to go to Cincinnati

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Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com talked with Youkilis about his future in Boston. McDonald writes, “Since teammate Adrian Gonzalez is locked up as the club’s first baseman until 2018, and there’s a highly touted third base prospect in the organization, Will Middlebrooks, Youkilis doesn’t know what his future holds in Boston. His contract expires at the end of 2012 with a club option for 2013, and no matter if he re-signs with Boston or ends up playing for another team, Youkilis seems to be content with either scenario.”

So where would Youkilis want to go when his time with the Red Sox runs out? “If I were to go anywhere, I would want to go to Cincinnati and play in front of my parents at home,” Youkilis said. “I think it would be really cool for my dad and my mom, but especially for my dad, growing up in Cincinnati, that would be a real cool thing.”

Youkilis goes on. “If it wasn’t Boston, I would want to play in Cincinnati just to say that I did it. I grew up rooting for them. I used to be bitter towards the Reds because they didn’t draft me, but that bitterness is gone. It would be fun and it would be for my family.”

Repoz Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:19 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. SouthSideRyan Posted: August 09, 2011 at 02:04 PM (#3896178)
Greek God of Clogging the Bases
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 09, 2011 at 03:28 PM (#3896251)
Good photo of Youkilis' parents.
   3. Morty Causa Posted: August 09, 2011 at 06:26 PM (#3896370)
Yeah, not many people have direct evidence of their conception.
   4. villageidiom Posted: August 09, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#3896371)
I know I'm speaking for myself and not the population of Red Sox Nation, but I am not at all surprised to hear this. His fondness for Cincinnati is no secret.

I also will not be surprised when someone in Boston media tries to shape this story into "he wants to leave" or "he doesn't like Boston" or the like.
   5. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 09, 2011 at 06:33 PM (#3896373)
Youkilis has been impressively competent at third base this year. He's no gold glover there, but he's in the range of average, not the -10 or worse kind of guy he might have been. I think that Youkilis should have little trouble remaining the third baseman for two more seasons. I would bet against him wearing a Red Sox uniform in 2014.

I would bet against Will Middlebrooks ever being the regular 3B for the Boston Red Sox. There's a lot to like about Middlebrooks, but he needs to take several qualitative steps forward to be a major leaguer. His plate discipline is very poor.
   6. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 09, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3896380)
I know I'm speaking for myself and not the population of Red Sox Nation, but I am not at all surprised to hear this. His fondness for Cincinnati is no secret.


During the Final Vote for the All-Star team in 2010, the Reds encouraged their fans to vote for Joey Votto, and because he is a Cincy native, Youk.

Vote Votto and Youk
   7. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 09, 2011 at 07:04 PM (#3896394)
I would bet against Will Middlebrooks ever being the regular 3B for the Boston Red Sox. There's a lot to like about Middlebrooks, but he needs to take several qualitative steps forward to be a major leaguer. His plate discipline is very poor.


I agree. Just a superficial glance at his stats makes me think of David Bell, although Middlebrooks is a lot bigger than Bell was.
   8. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 09, 2011 at 07:11 PM (#3896400)
I hope he can at least be less of a flop than Broncos cornerback Willie Middlebrooks.
   9. The Nightman Cometh Posted: August 09, 2011 at 08:17 PM (#3896446)
Middlebrooks comes with an excellent defensive reputation. Depending on how accurate that is his power may be enough to make him an above average regular even without the plate discipline. Like a poor man's Beltre, I guess.
   10. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 09, 2011 at 08:28 PM (#3896459)
I would bet against him wearing a Red Sox uniform in 2014.
Agreed.

I actually didn't realize he was still locked up for two more years after this, through his Age-34 season. Frankly, that's about perfect, they'll have almost certainly gotten every last drop of his peak, and probably the first 2 years of his (hopefully still valuable) decline.
   11. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM (#3896593)
If Youk goes, I'll be sad to see it. He's a lot of fun to watch and one heck of a player.

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