SpecialFNK wrote:it wasn't a stretch to think Youkilis was done. he's 33 this season, and has missed multiple games in recent seasons.
Middlebrooks is the 3B of the future and at the time it seemed like the time to make the move permanent instead of keeping Youkilis around.
This conversation happened a few weeks ago, but I'll just reiterate that there was a large contingent of people suggesting that Middlebrooks was playing well above his head and that Youkilis was far from done. Both of these seem to be the case.