Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kevin Youkilis Falls to the Dark Side
Former Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis has given into temptation, abandoned his teachings and joined the dark side. Fear of losing his starting job to Will Middlebrooks made him angry. Anger caused him to question his role on the team and hate 2012 manager Bobby Valentine. His hate led him to sign with the New York Yankees for $12 million next season on Tuesday.
"Hate, leads to suffering." -Yoda, 32 BBY
The deal in New York is awaiting a physical from Youkilis before it is official, but the plan right now is to bring Youkilis is for a year to fill in for Alex Rodriguez while he recovers from an ailing steroid-ridden body. Youkilis hit a combined .235 last season with 19 home runs and 61 RBI for Boston and Chicago, and should be a solid replacement for the Yankees.
As far as consistency going, he's probably a better option than A-Rod at this stage in the game. The Yankees lucked out signed Youkilis as the free agent pool of third basemen was drying up quickly with names like Jeff Keppinger and now ex-Yankee Eric Chavez getting signed a week ago.
The Red Sox will be in New York on Opening Day, April 1, for another installment of the greatest rivalry in sports.