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10 Ways Trading Kevin Youkilis Will Come Back to Haunt Red Sox

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10 Ways Trading Kevin Youkilis Will Come Back to Haunt Red Sox
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Trading Kevin Youkilis was a necessary move for the Boston Red Sox. Will Middlebrooks exploded onto the scene in early May and created a logjam at third base.

Bobby Valentine tried different ways to keep Middlebrooks and Youkilis in the lineup at the same time, including placing Adrian Gonzalez, his Gold Glove first basemen, in right field.

It became clear, though, that every tweak in the lineup only provided a new problem. The ultimate solution was to trade Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox, thus clearing the way for Middlebrooks to take over full-time at third.

Although Middlebrooks’ elite play forced GM’s Ben Cherington’s hand in this situation, there are 10 real ways the Youkilis trade can come back to haunt the Red Sox. 

Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

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