10 Reasons Red Sox Fans Are Lucky to Have Had Kevin Youkilis

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10 Reasons Red Sox Fans Are Lucky to Have Had Kevin Youkilis
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The time has come for Kevin Youkilis to move on.

As reported today by MLB.com, the Boston Red Sox have traded Youk to the Chicago White Sox for minor-league pitcher Zach Stewart and utility man Brent Lillibridge.

The Red Sox will be paying $5.5 million of Youkilis' $12.5 million contract for 2012.

While the ends have been a foregone conclusion for weeks, the means are bittersweet.

Red Sox fans will miss Youk, even if the perception lately has been to the contrary. Here are 10 reasons why this will be the case.

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