The Chicago White Sox cannot seem to distance themselves from the idea of bringing Kevin Youkilis back. Youkilis’ name is continually included in conversations about the White Sox and their need for a productive third baseman.
It is no secret that there is a considerable market for Youkilis. Nick Cafardo from the Boston Globe (h/t MLBDailyDish.com) reported that Youkilis’ agent said the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians are all players in signing him.
Another reason there is such a strong market for Youkilis rests in the fact that the free-agent market at third base is considered weak. So weak, in fact, that Youkilis is probably the best one available.
With no shortage of potential suitors, and a weak field of available free agents, Youkilis could find himself at the center of a financial fight for his services.
But, becoming involved in an increasingly expensive bidding war for Youkilis would be a bad idea for the White Sox for nine reasons.