Chicago White Sox should consider hiring rainmaker after drizzly win

Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn might have been on the phone after midnight last night, waking up the elders of the Sioux Nation in an attempt to hire a rainmaker to add to the Sox’ coaching staff. Indeed, perhaps the Sox don’t need to think about acquiring the traditional mid-season miracle-working veteran (see 2012 candidate Kevin Youkilis). Instead, perhaps the missing piece...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats To Retire Youk's Number 36

Next Saturday, the University of Cincinnati baseball team will retire uniform #36—worn by Bearcat alum Kevin Youkilis. Youk played for Cincinnati between 1998-2001—before starting his big league career with the Red Sox. All money raised by the number retirement event will go toward a scholarship in Kevin's name. Youkilis became one of the most popular Sox players of the 2000s—with...
Via FenwayNation
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Rick Porcello Will Be Just Fine, Starring Kevin Youkilis

Moments after the Red Sox stomped the Phillies to kick off the 2015 campaign, the team announced they’d signed Rick Porcello — the same Rick Porcello they said they’d tabled contract negotiations with until after the season — to a four year, $82.5 million extension. That’s a lot of money for a guy whose “career year” was just a notch above .500. But it’s a reasonable...
Via Surviving Grady
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs' Epstein hires former Red Sox players Manny and Youk

  Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis have been hired by Chicago Cubs' executive Theo Epstein, their old boss on the Boston Red Sox. After serving as a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa during the second half of last season, Ramirez was announced Tuesday as the Cubs' hitting consultant. ''Manny got rave reviews from everybody he worked with, from the young hitters he helped influence...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Returning To MLB As The Cubs Hitting Consultant

Photo Credit: Manny Ramirez/Facebook levitra kaufen Manny Ramirez is back in the Major Leagues, but it’s not for what you think. Ramirez had just signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs as a hitting consultant. Together with former Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis (also signed with Cubs as part-time scout and player development consultant), both veterans will have a chance to...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Theo Hires Manny As Cubs Hitting Consultant

Jon Lester, David Ross, Kevin Youkilis—and now, Manny Ramirez! The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have hired Manny to be a major-league hitting consultant. Last week, it was reported that Youk was also hired by Theo Epstein as a part-time scouting and player development consultant. Be honest, whenever you think of Manny and Youk, you think: "Consltant". Anyway, Theo made...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis hired by Chicago Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis have been hired by Chicago Cubs' executive Theo Epstein, their old boss on the Boston Red Sox. After serving as a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa during the second half of last season, Ramirez was announced Tuesday as the Cubs' hitting consultant. ''Manny got rave reviews from everybody he worked with, from the young hitters he helped...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs hire Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis as consultants

The ties between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are almost too obvious to continue mentioning at this point.   The Cubs announced Tuesday they’ve hired former Red Sox sluggers Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis as consultants. Ramirez will serve as a hitting consultant, and Youkilis was hired as a scouting and player development consultant. The move is part of the Cubs...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis Joins Cubs’ Front Office As Special Assistant

Former third baseman Kevin Youkilis is reuniting with Theo Epstein in the Cubs front office. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that Youkilis, who spent last season playing in Japan and officially announced his retirement in October, is joining the Cubs as a special assistant. Kevin Youkilis is joining the Cubs as a special assistant — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February...
Via Baseball Essential
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Red Sox icon joins the Cubs.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterAfter annoucning his retirement in last October, Ex-Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis is reportedly joining Theo Epstein at the Cubs front office. Youkilis, also known as "The Greek God of Walks" thanks to his ability to get on base, was a key player for the Red Sox when Epstein was the General Manager. Kevin Youkilis is joining the Cubs as a special...
Via RedSoxLife
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Youkilis Joining Chicago Cubs As Special Assistant

Another reunion in Chicago is set to take place. Longtime Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis is joining Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs as a special assistant, Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. Youkilis came up through the Red Sox farm system when Epstein was the Boston general manager, and spent nine seasons with the ball club. The 35-year-old was...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Youk Joins the Cubs as Special Assistant

It appears that Theo Epstein has made yet another quality signing. Bleed Cubbie Blue tweeted out this morning: #Cubs Hire Kevin Youkilis As Special Assistant #mlb — Al Yellon (@bleedcubbieblue) February 18, 2015 Epstein has reunited with yet another former Boston Red Sox from his tenure there, bringing back the recently retired...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Youk Re-Joins Theo As Cubs Special Assistant

Lake Shore Drive is looking more and more like Storrow Drive. Theo Epstein has added yet another former Red Sox employee to his staff by hiring Kevin Youkilis as a Special Assistant. Youk played last year in Japan and then announced his retirement. 'The Greek God Of Walks' spent nine years in Carmine Hose, hitting .287 with 133 HRs. He garnered an on-base percentage of .388 during...
Via FenwayNation
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis is Coming Back to Chicago, This Time on the North Side

It is being reported that ex-White Sox player Kevin Youkilis will be making his way back to Chicago this summer, only this time, he’ll be joining the Cubs organization. According to Chicago Tribunes’ Cubs beat writer Mark Gonzales, Kevin Youkilis will be joining the Cubs as a Special Assistant. Kevin Youkilis is joining the Cubs as a special assistant — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Future first-rounder? Top prospect continues to hone his craft at UC

CINCINNATI -- The sun beats down on the bleachers at Marge Schott Stadium, warming a February day better than usual. It only adds to Ian Happ's anticipation for the start of the baseball season. "This is our last day of practice," said the University of Cincinnati junior right fielder. "We're all champing at it to get on the bus tomorrow. That's the most fun part, getting on the...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Youk Celebrates With Bradys After Super Bowl

You might have noticed a strangely familiar face during the on-field celebrations after Super Bowl XLIX. As Tom Brady's Mom and Dad did the "hug and kiss" thing with the game's MVP, there was bro-in-law Kevin Youkilis lurking in the background. Red Sox fan favorite 'Youk' collected two rings during his stay in Boston—so now his family member can claim twice as much jewelry. At...
Via FenwayNation
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis To Open California Brew Pub

Former Red Sox fan favorite Kevin Youkilis will open a brew pub in California with his brother Scott—who runs the Hog & Rocks ham and oyster bar in San Francisco. The brothers will open the brew pub at the site of the Los Gatos Brewing Company. The new pub will feature "easy California comfort meals with a twist" using "fresh, seasonal ingredients". Kind of fitting, actually...
Via FenwayNation
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Rick Porcello Laughs Off 2009 Kevin Youkilis Brawl At Fenway

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The question was simple, direct and reasonable. “What are some of the personal memories you have of pitching here at Fenway Park?” Rick Porcello was asked such Friday while speaking with reporters for the first time since being acquired by the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes at last...
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

RHP Porcello recalls getting tossed at Fenway Park

BOSTON (AP) Rick Porcello didn't hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston's Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. ''There it is,'' said Porcello, smiling about the question. ''Getting thrown out in the second inning my rookie year. Getting charged by Kevin Youkilis. That was definitely...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Could Have Been A Mainstay

Baseball is a crazy business. In 2012, Will Middlebrooks looked like one the emerging young stars of the sport. After filling in at third base for an injured Kevin Youkilis, Middlebrooks had a half-season full of promise. In just 75 games, he hit .288 with 15 HRs and 54 RBIs. We all thought we had a kid who could clout 30 bombs and 100 RBIs for years. Then, injuries intervened. And...
Via FenwayNation
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers trade Rick Porcello for Yoenis Cespedes and other parts

I very badly wanted Yoenis Cespedes when he came to the States a few years ago and this video is mostly why: Thank you, Rick Porcello, for your service and that time five years ago when you threw Kevin Youkilis to the ground. 
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Panda-Monium Will Reign Supreme At Fenway

(AP Photo)Just from one day's experience, it feels like The Panda Era at Fenway Park is going to be a lot of fun. At yesterday's introductory press conference, Pablo Sandoval deftly handled an array of questions from the aggressive Boston media (including more than one question on his weight) and showed a real enthusiasm for his new role on the Red Sox. Something tells us that Sandoval...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Fire Up the Hot Stove

It is the best time of the year, baseball fans! Well ok, maybe not exactly. You see, just because the postseason and all its glory is effectively over this year, does not mean there is not plenty to talk about. In fact, just the opposite. A fairly noteworthy contract extension has already been struck, rumors are flying far and wide, and even a trade has already surfaced! This...
Via The Sports Post
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Do Not Youk Gentle Into That Good Night

A couple days ago, Kevin Youkilis, AKA Yooooooooouuuk, AKA The Greek God of Walks, AKA Shemp McManus, announced he was retiring from baseball. As someone who thought he retired a couple years ago, this was news to me. But it also made me nostalgic. And — dare I say it — melancholy. Because he was our dirty bearded bastard before it became cool. And because he had that goofy...
Via Surviving Grady
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Saying Goodbye to The Greek God of Walks

Before he reached the majors, Kevin Youkilis was saddled with an outlandish nickname. Then he went out and made the nickname stand up.
Via Fangraphs
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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