As, a Braves fan, I'm really not sure what to think of this deal. The Red Sox would would be getting one of the top 1st basemen in the league hitting and fielding for a good (not great) player in youkilis and a pitching prospect. Considering the fact that the Sox can probably resign Tex i'm not so sure i'd be turning that down as a sox fan. Yes, Youk is loved in Boston, but I think my braves might be getting the short end of this deal. The Braves do need bullpen depth but Youk's 2nd have stats have a considerable drop-off. It might just be an offer to get the Yankees involved in a bidding war, but i'm not sure who the would have to offer. As a fan of another team, it would be flat out scary to play a team with a batting order like this:
I'm interested in hearing what some other Sox and Braves fans think of this deal.