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DumpJerry
12-11-2012, 05:36 PM
He'll be hitting the DL about the same time A-Roid will be coming off it.

However, thanks, Youk, for the spark you gave us in late June- August.

thomas35forever
12-11-2012, 05:42 PM
Thanks for the few, but fondly remembered memories, Youk.

Boondock Saint
12-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Never liked him. Thanks for going somewhere else.

Falstaff
12-11-2012, 06:11 PM
Never liked him. Thanks for going somewhere else.
Yes. He delivered about 2 inspiring weeks (when sox needed a jolt) but that was all she wrote, no more gas in the can. Over-rated, overpaid, ex-Boston, but a nice guy and even got a shout out from Obama, who thanked Boston pubicly for the "gift". Something tells me White Sox will actually find needle in haystack for 3rd base, will find a guy with Crede hands, Melton bat, and Ventura clutch. Just a hunch.

#1swisher
12-11-2012, 06:14 PM
MLB
BREAKING: Kevin Youkilis, @Yankees (https://twitter.com/Yankees) agree to 1-year, $12 million deal pending physical.

Continued success, Youk! :gulp:

Lip Man 1
12-11-2012, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the help while he was in town but clearly he wasn't any type of a long term answer...not with his health.

Lip

LITTLE NELL
12-11-2012, 07:25 PM
Thanks for the help while he was in town but clearly he wasn't any type of a long term answer...not with his health.

Lip

Ditto.

tstrike2000
12-11-2012, 07:26 PM
Thanks for providing stability at 3B and for winning a handful of games for us before the knee injury kind of took over.

forrestg
12-11-2012, 07:42 PM
with all these players signing on with the yanks is it possible that Ichiro not sign with the bronx bombers or has he signed

sunofgold
12-11-2012, 09:46 PM
Youk sounds like Yank. Be interesting to see the Red Sox fan response at Fenway. They worshipped him in Boston.

kittle42
12-11-2012, 10:47 PM
with all these players signing on with the yanks is it possible that Ichiro not sign with the bronx bombers or has he signed

Yes.

StillMissOzzie
12-11-2012, 11:47 PM
Thanks for the jump start burst of energy for the first month or so before you reverted to the mean for the rest of the year, Youk. I don't think you were ever part of the long term plan, but you gave us hope.

And who else but the Yankees would spend $12M on a 3 month lease / insurance policy?

SMO
:gulp:

slavko
12-12-2012, 12:09 AM
He was better than I thought he'd be. For two weeks. Carried the team. And a better guy than I thought. But his body is broken down. $12M? Gasp.

MUsoxfan
12-12-2012, 12:14 AM
What's funny is that NYYfans and SOSH are saying pretty much the identical things. Good threads if you have 15min to kill

Soxman219
12-12-2012, 12:46 AM
Thanks for the 3 great weeks.

Chez
12-12-2012, 08:16 AM
Youk was the catalyst during the best 3-4 week stretch of last season. I'm glad we got him as he was a significant upgrade over Morel and Hudson and only cost us Lillibridge and Zach Stewart. It was fun for me to watch him grind out at bats and he seems like a good guy.

Mr. Jinx
12-12-2012, 08:33 AM
You provided slightly more value than what the Sox gave up, which was almost nothing. Best of luck.

SephClone89
12-12-2012, 08:39 AM
Youk was the catalyst during the best 3-4 week stretch of last season. I'm glad we got him as he was a significant upgrade over Morel and Hudson and only cost us Lillibridge and Zach Stewart. It was fun for me to watch him grind out at bats and he seems like a good guy.

Yep, I'll sure miss his plate discipline, considering the rest of the hackers we have here.

DeadMoney
12-12-2012, 08:58 AM
Thanks for temporarily relieving us of the third baseman hell we were in.

Youk had/has the range of the statue at 3B; his 'ole' slide got old fast. Thankfully we don't play the Yankees the first half of the season, because the madness that would've ensued due to the team not bunting - nor trying to bunt - would've been painful (again).

johnnyg83
12-12-2012, 09:18 AM
I think we have a better solution at a much better price.

Yankees were desperate, but $12 million for Youk is way too much, considering his falling average, bad knee, limited range.

amsteel
12-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Enjoy April and May while you're good/not hurt, but bring an umbrella starting in June when the Bleacher Creatures start raining **** on you.

kittle42
12-12-2012, 01:18 PM
Enjoy April and May while you're good/not hurt, but bring an umbrella starting in June when the Bleacher Creatures start raining **** on you.

He'll be traded or bench fodder by then, with ARod back.

soxfanreggie
12-14-2012, 12:01 PM
I was hoping there was a way we could have made things work, but I can't blame you for taking the Yankees money. Thank for a good run here where you made things exciting. Beat the Tigers for us!