By Josh Kramer The MLB trade deadline is always a hectic time. It could be the difference between winning a World Series (see the Cardinals, 5 acquisitions at deadline in 2011) or coming up just short. In the last four years, … Continue reading
Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Kevin Youkilis (pictured above) received a nice curtain call from Red Sox Nation on Sunday. Now he will take the field for baseball’s other Sox (Chicago).
By Josh Kramer
From one Sox to another Sox. Kevin Youkilis is now a member of the Chicago White Sox. This is a great transaction for both Sox involved. Boston rids themselves of a potential ongoing locker room problem (Youkilis/Valentine feud), and gives rising star Will Middlebrooks a chance to spread his wings. Chicago on the other hand gets a proven All-Star who can provide the team with a 3rd baseman who can indeed bat above the Mendoza line ( Orlando Hudson batting .194 and Brent Morel batting .177). Youkilis could even potentially bat over .300 (he has done this three times).
After a very successful 8.5 year stint in Boston, where Youkilis helped end the curse and bring Beantown two World Series, it was time to move on. The great thing is Boston has a solution in young stud Will Middlebrooks, while Chicago gets a guy who is only 33-years-old. The White Sox are looking to make a deep playoff run in the present. As much as Boston would like to be a playoff contender, they currently find themselves near the cellar of the AL East. It is hard to believe, but with the departure of Youkilis, Big Papi is the only member of the 2004 championship team still left in Beantown.
Chicago’s hitting has been good this year, but not great. Youkilis has the ability to provide the production out of the 3rd base position needed to help this team reach the next level. It is no secret that the AL Central is perhaps baseball’s weakest division. The White Sox have a golden opportunity to make postseason baseball this year. As we all know, anything can happen in October. Just ask Youkilis. Continue reading
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By Josh Kramer Four years and 56 million dollars is a large chunk of change. Back on December 3, 2010, that amount is what the Chicago White Sox offered Adam Dunn, aka the “Big Donkey,” to come play in Chicago. At the … Continue reading
Photo courtesy of sportsillustrated.cnn.com. By Josh Kramer Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn is struggling in every sense of the word. He appears to be experiencing the MLB version of a mid-life crisis. Dunn is a player who has dealt … Continue reading
By Josh Kramer An age-old saying no matter where you go is, “Three strikes and you’re out.” You have probably heard this saying since you were toddler. Whether it be at home. On the baseball field. At school from disciplinarians. Or even … Continue reading
The 15th edition of “Interleague Play” began yesterday with a bang. Amid much debate and scrutiny, the MLB is still keeping the tradition which began in 1997 alive. Now I understand where the debate is coming from. But I also understand why Interleague … Continue reading
Without question, it appears that this year is Part II of the “Year of the Pitcher.” Starting last season, no hitters, shutouts, and quality starts came with much more frequency than in the 2 decades prior. Last year, the totals for homers, runs, … Continue reading