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    Kevin Youkilis ?

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    Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, but, man, Kevin in pinstripes ? What do ya think ?
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Desperation, lean pickins', and money constraints makes for strange bedfellows sometimes.

    Although $12M ain't all that constrained.
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Bit of an over pay for a player in decline but better to overpay slightly on 1 year deal than over pay on multi year deal I guess. We'll see what happens. If it really is 1/$12M I'd be surprise if he turned that down.
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    I can see Youk in pinstripes with a shaved face, easier than I can see the Yankees paying 12M to get him.
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    Okay with it on a 1 year deal. He's got something to prove.
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    I'm surprised he has'nt jumped on it already. Who else would offer 12 mil ?
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    He stopped hitting right handed pitching the last 2 years. He's a platoon player if those numbers keep up and he is the less valuable side of it. Seems like a lot of money for that and I don't see who the other half is going to be.

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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    I think it's a bit of an overpay but think he is a great fit. He will have a major chip on his shoulder to put up a big year.

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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    I hate him. more than I hated damon. and he hasnt done anything as bad to us as the grand slam in game 7 2004 alcs.

    so that speaks to how much i hate him. and $12 million is a crap load of money considering his last 2 years.

    but I just have this feeling in my gut, if he signs here, he will have a fantastic season.
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Not sure he's worth 12 million honestly. Could care less that he's an ex-Boston player but I'm not sure if he could provide the production we'd be looking for for that much $.

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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Would Youk on the Yankees be as big of a shock as seeing Boggs, Damon and Clemens in the pinstripes? Not really. If he does sign I wonder if they will let Joba pitch batting practice to him.

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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ymike673 View Post
    Would Youk on the Yankees be as big of a shock as seeing Boggs, Damon and Clemens in the pinstripes? Not really. If he does sign I wonder if they will let Joba pitch batting practice to him.
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ymike673 View Post
    Would Youk on the Yankees be as big of a shock as seeing Boggs, Damon and Clemens in the pinstripes?
    Or Phil Esposito on the Rangers.

    And I'm not even a hockey fan.
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jnewmark View Post
    I'm surprised he has'nt jumped on it already. Who else would offer 12 mil ?
    No one. No one else is this desparate.

    That said, he has a multi year offer from Cleveland, (imagine it is only 2) it would reunite him with Francona (not sure of the bearing) and he is from Ohio. (That could be a lure)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Or Phil Esposito on the Rangers.

    And I'm not even a hockey fan.
    Heck, I was shocked to see Esposito in a Bruins uniform after all those years with the Blackhawks. Gotta admit Boston fans did have one of the best hockey bumper stickers, it said: .... Jesus Saves - Esposito Scores on the Rebound!
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Quote Originally Posted by goin for 27 View Post
    No one. No one else is this desparate.

    That said, he has a multi year offer from Cleveland, (imagine it is only 2) it would reunite him with Francona (not sure of the bearing) and he is from Ohio. (That could be a lure)
    It's an interesting choice for Youkilis -- go with a manager and location he is comfortable with (and get a multi-year deal) or go to a team that can potentially win and get the chance to stick it to the Red Sox
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Cleveland could win next year. He might look at the Yankees and fail to be convinced that we can win.

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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Quote Originally Posted by justtxyank View Post
    Cleveland could win next year. He might look at the Yankees and fail to be convinced that we can win.
    That seems like a bit of a reach.

    I get it if he takes the security, but if he thinks Cleveland has a better chance to win next year, he's got a strong imagination
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ymike673 View Post
    Would Youk on the Yankees be as big of a shock as seeing Boggs, Damon and Clemens in the pinstripes? Not really. If he does sign I wonder if they will let Joba pitch batting practice to him.
    I had minor heartburn with Boggs. Damon was okay. I survived Clemens because he came via Toronto. But Youkilis in pinstripes is just wrong for $12M reasons..

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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    I've always liked his style. Extremely patient at the plate. Wears out opposing pitchers arms.

    My kind of hitter.

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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    If they do sign him, they'd probably be wise to let him keep his beard, despite the Team rules. His face is a thousand times worse than Bret Gardners Great Gazoo head. The beard actually helps.
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    With what is left and what we need, he fits. Can play 3B/1B/DH.
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ27 View Post
    With what is left and what we need, he fits. Can play 3B/1B/DH.
    He'd fit what we need, but $12MM/yr seems way high for his recent production. I would have guessed more around $7-8MM/yr.

    And I agree, let him keep the beard.

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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Probably posted elsewhere, but if he signs....$40M in payroll at 3B next year.
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis ?

    Out of all the former Sox that came to play here, I can honestly say that for me, he will take the longest to warm to.

    I really don't like him at all.
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