The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles deems the Youkilis deal to be third on the top ten list of Jewish trades.
The Boston Globe‘s Bob Ryan offers this appreciation for Youkilis. Unfortunately, you’ll have to fork over $.99 to read the whole thing. Cheap &^%^&$s.
Pardon The Interruption discussed the trade, wondering if two no-names were the best the Red Sox could get in exchange. The opinion was that, for whatever reason, manager Bobby Valentine developed a dislike for Youkilis and the two could not co-exist. Sad. Especially given the Bearded One’s folk-hero status in Boston. With his departure, only David Ortiz remains from the 2004 World Championship team. That’s when I imagine a veteran ballplayer starts to feel either old, lonely, or both. You always hear about how baseball (and sports) is a business and how you shouldn’t develop attachments because you never know when your career will be in one upheaval or another (trade, injury, release, retirement). But people are people and unless you’re a real misanthrope, you will develop relationships. Of course, that easy for me — an outsider — to say.