“Even when he was with the Red Sox, he always said he would love to play here someday,” Edward Youkilis said. “He said it would be an experience like no other.”
According to Joe Bick, Kevin Youkilis’ agent, the 33-year-old is “seriously considering” an offer from the Yankees that Bick and his client consider “very legitimate,” reportedly an offer for one year at $12 million.
Since no one’s offering nearly the same rate of pay I’m sure he is seriously considering their offer.
At the risk of being considered a bad Yankee fan, I never really hated Youkilis. I didn’t like him, but I didn’t dislike him either. I just hated seeing him at the plate because the Yankees could never get him out.
He’s not what he used to be, and it seems to me that signing a guy who’s a pretty big injury risk to back up your players that are either injured or at a risk of being injured is perhaps sub-optimal. But if the Yankees are going to limit themselves to one year deals they don’t have a lot of options, and adding Youkilis should make them better.
Some of us may just have to hold our noses if it happens though.