Monday, December 10, 2012

Does Reynolds Deal Mean Bronx-Bound Youk?

Indians' New First Baseman
UPDATE: Tribe Door Still Open For Youk

The Cleveland Indians have signed first-baseman Mark Reynolds to a one-year, $6 million contract. This effectively eliminates the best (non-Bronx) alternative landing spot for Kevin Youkilis. However, sources continue to insist that Youk is averse to donning pinstripes and would have already signed with the Evil Ones were he really interested. Word is he is using the New York offer to garner multi-year deals with teams other than the Indians. One report has the Dodgers showing interest. How bizarre would it be to have Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford joined by Youk on the $250 million payroll Dodgers?