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.
Originally Posted by samurai_sox
Not a bad deal.
Look what Angel Pagan just got from the Giants.
Yes, just a year after he was nearly non-tendered.