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.
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
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