Long-Term Deal For Youkilis Would Be Nice!
It's Friday already. Talk about the joy of a short week. Two of 'em, in fact! I could get used to this...easily. I was reading the sports section of the Boston Herald online this early morning, and I came across an article about our first baseman supreme, Gold Glover Kevin Youkilis. In it, Youk's agent mentions Kevin's contract status, and whether the Sox will sign him to a long-term deal rather than the previous series of one year deals. Here's part of what he had to say....
"Joe Bick, who represents Kevin Youkilis, might be right. Bick contends if there was ever a perfect fit of player and team it would be Kevin Youkilis and the Red Sox. So while Bick and his staff continued to prepare potential arbitration cases for clients, including Youkilis, there's a small possibility that the two sides could discuss a multi-year deal.
"At this point we haven't had a conversation with the Red Sox about that (a long-term deal)," said Bick from his Cincinnati office. "That's their call at this point. There's nothing we can do to force any long-term deal at this point so we're just assuming we're going year-to-year."
Peter here, and Bick is correct. In Kevin Youkilis, the Boston Red Sox have the best defensive first baseman on the planet. Imagine, he had ZERO errors at first in that magical 2007 season. When you think of how many times each and every game that a first baseman handles the ball, well, having absolutely NO errors is an AMAZING feat! And we were lucky enough to see each and every game. Wow!! At the plate, Kevin's ability to avoid the strikeout and keep his batting average high is known throughout the league. And it doesn't hurt that the New York Yankees AND their fans think he is some type of biker/ruffian. Yankee fans, YOU ARE CLUELESS! What else is new...we should be used to their shortcomings. So, Red Sox front office, why not sign him to more than a one year deal? And while you're at it, there is a certain guy named Terry "Tito" Francona who remains unsigned....let's not forget about the skipper. After all, he guided his "ship" to the Promised land. TWICE!
You can access the entire Rob Bradford Boston Herald article when you click on the title. Have a wonderful weekend. I wish I could say that next week will be another short one, but alas, that's beyond my powers, mighty may they be (Ha ha). I'll be back later if there is any breaking baseball news, or tomorrow morning, before 7 AM, for sure. BE WELL.