Friday, June 22, 2012

Please Cut Him Loose

Kevin Youkilis is 2-for-25 in June.  According to reports, the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, White Sox, Pirates and Indians have all shown interest in the corner infielder.  For the love of moneyball, please get rid of him.

Nicknamed "the Greek god of walks" while he was coming up to The Show, he has proven time and time again that he can be a valuable component to an offense, but his nagging injuries have decreased his value of late.  Comparatively speaking, Youkilis has a lot to offer teams who are lacking a solid corner infielder, but his problems lie off the field as well.

In 2010, Youkilis publicly criticized teammate Jacoby Ellsbury for not spending time with the team while rehabbing from broken ribs.  According to an article written by Jackie Macmullan at the end of last season, Youkilis was bringing down the clubhouse with his poor attitude, and this season, has already shown that he would be fine with getting traded, displaying no interest in staying with Boston.

So let's dump him while we still can, before other teams realize what a horrible decision they are about to make.

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