View Full Version : Youk to the Yankees

12-11-2012, 07:08 PM
Ken Rosenthal‏@Ken_Rosenthal

Source: #Yankees sign Youkilis, one year, $12M


12-11-2012, 07:10 PM

12-11-2012, 07:11 PM
If he were to play 1B/DH good signing, but as your everyday 3B? You are asking for trouble.

12-11-2012, 07:26 PM

Thanks to @gregsarles, who points out that it's actually 6 from 2004 Sox to play for Yanks: Damon, Youk, Lowe, Myers, Bellhorn, Embree.

Thats nuts!

12-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Good for Youk. It's going to be tough to see him in a Yankee uniform but I can't fault the guy for cashing in a big deal at the end of his career

12-11-2012, 07:37 PM
What I want to say I cant post here :)

12-11-2012, 07:41 PM
Too much money....

And to play 3B, that is awful. He's NOT a 3B and hasn't been for years. It was a mistake when we tried to do it, and that was years ago.

12-11-2012, 07:50 PM
It's a business. We traded him away. He has no loyalties to the team or obligations to the fan. He took the best deal and ran with it. Congrats for him.

It will suck seeing him wearing pinstripes, but I can't hate him for doing what's best for him. He'll put up better numbers there than he would have in Cleveland, and maybe he can cash in on another big payday after this. Smart move from him.

The Yankees are now paying $40 million next season on third basemen. That isn't really gonna hurt them, but that's pretty awesome.

12-11-2012, 08:21 PM
Good for Youk. Way to fleece NYY out of $12M.

Bo Sox Fan
12-11-2012, 08:30 PM
This really is no more than the Nick Johnson experiment X2 for NY.

A steadily declining hitter, injury prone, with a decent OBP (but not what it once was)

The only reason there is hype is because he used to be a Red Sox.

12-11-2012, 08:32 PM
Do you Youk. Good luck, you'll probably need it at 3B.

12-11-2012, 10:19 PM
I hope he plays well against everyone but the Sox. He gave the sox everything he had, I hope he gets a standing o his first ab back in Boston. I'm not even gonna consider bad mouthing him now.

12-11-2012, 10:49 PM
Great move by the Yankees. Hopefully he plays well there.

12-11-2012, 11:58 PM
This is stupid. Really don't want him on the Yankees.

I hate when players betray teams they've been with for so long and it's inexcusable to go from the Red Sox to the Yankees or vice-versa.

12-12-2012, 12:19 AM
12 Million.....hahahahahahahahahaha. Good for youk. He is worth maybe 7.

12-12-2012, 10:49 AM
This is stupid. Really don't want him on the Yankees.

I hate when players betray teams they've been with for so long and it's inexcusable to go from the Red Sox to the Yankees or vice-versa.

Why???? Its not like he choose to sign with the Yankees instead of resign with the RedSox like Damon did. Our front office brought in an idiot of a manager and sat back and watched while said manager berated Youk in the media and essentially drove him out of town. Then when it got too far out of hand instead of canning the manager causing the problem we showed Youk the door. I dont see why he should have any obligations to the RedSox and it would be stupid of him not to cash in while he still can.

12-12-2012, 10:55 AM
off topic note: Ichiro resigns. Good park for him. What do they do with Granderson is another question.

12-12-2012, 12:28 PM
He's not another Damon at all. Damon was hated by Red Sox nation, Youk honestly made a business move here, and I hope he gets well respected by the Red Sox fans. No other team was going to pay him much more than half of this contract, and I'd almost be willing to bet that because it was the Yankees, Youk got a lot more from them just to consider going there. Some may disagree, but Youk had nothing against Sox Nation and Sox Nation had nothing with Youk. The Red Sox moved him because he was bocked by two superior players, he was on the downward spiral end to his career, and he for lack of better terms LOATHED Bobby Valentine. Good for Youk, and I do wish him the best.. although as a 3B at this point he's nothing more than a 2 win player, and that's pushing it.