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Could Will Middlebrooks Pull a Wade Boggs for Red Sox?

As Kevin Youkilis heads to the disabled list and Will Middlebrooks comes up to take his place at third base, I can't help recalling a similar incident that happened almost exactly 30 years ago involving a future Hall of Famer. In April 1982, third baseman Wade Boggs made the Red Sox after six years in the minors. He only got into 10 games through May, because Boston had a defending AL batting champion on third in Carney Lansford.
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10 Ways Trading Kevin Youkilis Will Come Back to Haunt Red Sox

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (2 years ago)

Trading Kevin Youkilis was a necessary move for the Boston Red Sox. Will Middlebrooks exploded onto the scene in early May and created a logjam at third base. Bobby Valentine tried different ways to keep Middlebrooks and Youkilis in... Read Post

MLB Trade Rumors: Why Kevin Youkilis Is the Answer to Phillies' Offensive Woes

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (3 years ago)

The Boston Red Sox don't need Kevin Youkilis anymore. That sounds harsh. Cruel even. But... have you seen this Will Middlebrooks kid? The Sox called up Middlebrooks to take Youkilis' spot when they placed him on the disabled list ea... Read Post

Will Middlebrooks: Has Boston Red Sox Prospect 'Wally Pipped' Kevin Youkilis?

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (3 years ago)

Especially in baseball, history has a tendency to repeat itself. It looks like that is exactly what is happening right now for the Boston Red Sox. Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox’s top third base prospect, who joined the MLB roster a... Read Post

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