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Texiera/Youkilis proposed deal

Posted on: July 14, 2008 11:51 pm

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:

1. Ellsbury

2. Pedroia

3. Ortiz

4. Manny

5. Texieria

6. Drew

7. Lowell

8. Varitek

9. Lugo


I'm interested in hearing what some other Sox and Braves fans think of this deal.


Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 2:42 pm

Texiera/Youkilis proposed deal

i love the braves and i watch almost every game but i think they need to trade Tex for a few highly rated prospects.  i just don't think we can catch the 3 teams ahead of us and were gonna lose Tex at the end of the year anyway(because of Scott Boras)

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2008 4:01 pm

Texiera/Youkilis proposed deal

Peter Gammons reports Boston reliever Craig Hanson is also rumored to be involved in the deal

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2008 3:51 pm

Texiera/Youkilis proposed deal

Wow, seeing that batting lineup would scare me as well. But I never heard of this proposed deal until now. Is it Youkilis for Texieria, or are there more involved? I think if the Braves can get a pitcher out of this as well, then it would be a good trade.

Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2008 1:31 pm

Texiera/Youkilis proposed deal

As a Braves fan, a move like this sickens me.  It's every true Braves fan nightmare to get rid of a guy like Tex for Youk.  Well I guess I will have to wait for the powers that be to make my day.  Go Braves!!!

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