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Old 12-05-2012, 01:12 PM
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I think they had no choice.

One, Keppinger should be a solid #2 hitter. I think that will really help this team.

Two, it looks obvious that Youkilis will get either a year for $10-12 million, or two-years for $20+ million. No way is that a good signing for us.

Three, the chances of acquiring anyone either at or between Keppinger and Youkilis skill set without spending a lot or giving up a ton was remote.

Four, he will have maybe a third of the K's Morel, Hudson, and Youkilis totaled, meaning a more versatile batter in that spot.

And lastly, defensively he is better than Youkilis by far.

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Originally Posted by samurai_sox View Post
Not a bad deal.

Look what Angel Pagan just got from the Giants.
Yes, just a year after he was nearly non-tendered.
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