Thursday, January 15, 2009

Long-term deal for Youk?

ESPN's Peter Gammons is reporting that first baseman Kevin Youkilis is on the verge of signing a four-year contract with the Red Sox worth around $40 million.
Earlier this off season, Youk's agent reported that though the sides were talking, it was unlikely that they would reach an agreement this winter.
Personally, I love this. As we know, Papelbon has gone on record as saying he will go year by year, and wants to "set the standard" for salary at his position, but I'm hoping that Theo and co. will use the money they saved when Teixeira went to New York to lock up Jon Lester and Jason Bay for the long term.

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