White Sox get sweetheart deal in acquiring Kevin Youkilis

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The Boston Red Sox have traded famous infielder Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart. What a deal!  Youks is a .286 career hitter with a .487 slugging percentage. Of course, the main reason he’s changing Sox is he’s hitting .233 this year, after spending most of May on the DL.

The now and again AL Central-leading White Sox, who also received cash in the deal, have been looking for a third baseman with Brent Morel plagued by back problems. And being bad at baseball, he’s been plagued by that too.

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Delmon Young’s Emergence Drawing National Recognition

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When Delmon Young was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Minnesota Twins in 2007 as the centerpiece that sent Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza from Minnesota to Tampa, the reaction around Minnesota was mixed. [Read more…]