The CHB hates the Youkilis deal, saying he would have kept him in Boston no matter his attitude: "They got a bag of balls [for him]."
How things have changed. Was it really eight years ago where under almost identical circumstances he was insisting the Red Sox trade Nomar Garciaparra "(one of the best and most popular players in the history of the Red Sox franchise") because of injuries and poor play? "Everybody's favorite Red Sox appears to have become a wildly unhappy
ballplayer, struggling to return from an injury, resentful of the front
office, and determined to walk at the end of the season."
The echoes are resounding. Heck, both players were even traded to the same city. You'd think someone who trades so much on history would, you know, remember some of it.
(At least this time, The CHB didn't falsely announce Youkilis had been traded to the Twins.)