A big piece to their success has been Kevin Youkilis, who came over from the Boston Red Sox in a trade during the final week of June. Red Sox fans refer to him to leaving as a curse, while White Sox fans refer to him as a spark.
Sure, his overall numbers aren’t anything to write home about (.254/.380/.469), but third baseman are hard to come by these days, especially experienced ones. And Youk is as steady as they come, health permitting.
Youkilis, who has a $13 million option that comes into play once the season concludes, will likely gain a fair amount of interest should Chicago let him test open waters. However, Chicago shouldn’t give him the opportunity to test the market.