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Report: Sox tell teams they’re trading Youkilis

Time to pin up my G.G. Allin/ANTiSEEN poster!

According to a report from CBS Sports senior baseball writer Danny Knobler, Kevin Youkilis is officially on the trading block. Tweeted Knobler Friday: Red Sox are telling teams they definitely intend to trade Youkilis.

Youkilis is hitting .250 with a .318 on-base percentage and .406 slugging percentage on the season. He has been solid in nine games since returning from the disabled list, hitting .313/.371/.531 with two home runs.

Youkilis, 33, is in his ninth season in Boston and has career averages of .288/.389/.490, with 133 home runs and 562 RBIs.

Repoz Posted: June 01, 2012 at 12:42 PM | 103 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. Jim Wisinski Posted: June 01, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4145979)
If the Red Sox trade Youkilis then what do they do if their young 3B with the .400 BABIP, high strikeout rate with barely any walks, and a minor league record that shows nice progression at a pretty young age but is largely unspectacular suddenly shows that he isn't a good major league hitter yet? Middlebrooks might be able to figure things out in time before reality completely hits him, he did show a good reduction in his strikeout rate in the minors this year compared to the past and is showing a really good power stroke, but if he can't overcome his flaws then the Red Sox are suddenly looking at a hole that they created themselves. How is Middlebrooks' defense? UZR, TZ, and DRS all think he has been poor so far but it's still a super small sample size.

Trading Youkilis doesn't seem likely to help the Red Sox much and is far more likely to hurt them. They don't need relievers, they don't really need the caliber of starting pitcher he could bring back, the chances of getting a better SS than Aviles in return are extremely low, and the outfield situation will probably resolve itself soon enough. Trading him is unlikely to fill any holes and would carry a high risk of opening up one where it doesn't exist right now.
   102. Zach Posted: June 02, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4146466)
With Wil Myers coming on strong in the minor leagues, I would think that Frenchy would be available. The Royals have no use for Youkilis, but if you figure out a way to get them a starter, they'd probably return the call.
   103. Darren Posted: June 02, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4146478)
Just wanted to respond to the responses to my post. I know Youk has been injured the last couple years, but even with that he's a 4+ win player. And people are saying that trading him for a black hole like Soriano, a bad player on a huge contract, is as reasonable as trading him for Hamels, who is slightly more valuable than Youkilis over the past couple years.
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