Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Here's one possible solution to our latest A-bomb:If Alex is really out the door in 2013 - the first half season healing from surgery and the second half suspended by Commissioner Hairpiece - maybe Brian Cashman should abandon his Hobbit-like quest for a DH and hand that spot to Kevin Youkilis.Seriously, did anyone figure Youk could last a whole year playing third? For starters, he's got his own health issues. Think of Youkilis at third and Derek Jeter at shortstop, and you can imagine a lot of ground balls rolling into left field.Maybe Jeet should be our 3B.Can he play it? Of course. Would he move? He's always put the team first. Playing 3B would put less wear-and-tear on his broken ankle. A change now might extend his career two extra years. He might hit more. Youkilis can spell him at 3B and also back up at 1B. This would spare Jeter that eventual day of reckoning when his SS play is killing the team. Hey, he cannot stay young forever. Sorry, folks, but who wants a 39-year-old SS...
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