wkelly91 wrote:Isn't Youkalis one of the money ball guys?
both yes and no. the A's wanted to draft him in 01 but were uncessful. then they tried to trade for him before the 02 trading deadline. so hes never been in the A's organization but he was openly praised by Billy Beane and DePaudesta (now Dodgers GM) in Moneyball cos he drew a ton of walks. thats why he got the nickname the "Greek God of Walks". but im not sure if hes actually Greek or not. anyways, wkelly, nice to see you somewhere else than the politics forum.