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Kevin Youkillis connects on a pitch during a game against the Brewers.
Before you get mad at me about how the Giants already have a third baseman, please hear me out.
Boston is trying to trade Youkilis, and the Dodgers have emerged as the top contender, while the Giants are a secondary contender. While they may not land Youkilis, here's why they should go after him.
Pablo Sandoval, who is expected to return on Tuesday, has had trouble conditioning and is being investigated in a sexual assault case, according to USA Today. Though we don't know if the allegations are true or false, it seems like Pablo isn't ready to play like his old self.
If Pablo ends up too overweight or if he just isn't hitting the ball well, Youkilis would be a good replacement at third. He could also play at first, and he could mentor Brandon Belt and Brett Pill, both struggling youngsters.
If Bruce Bochy decided to sit Youkilis, he would be very valuable off the bench. Youkilis can easily hit homers and drive in runs, as he has 133 homers and 563 RBI in his career.
Bringing in a proven veteran in Youkilis would benefit the team because he could mentor young players and get hits for himself. If Bochy doesn't like what he sees in Sandoval, he could call the Red Sox and make an offer for Boston's third baseman.
Right now, the Giants need to establish themselves as a contender for Youkilis, and within the next month and a half, they need to pull the trigger on a trade for him.