Tanguay: Youkilis more valuable elsewhere

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Tanguay: Youkilis more valuable elsewhere

Gary Tanguay looked at the state of the Red Sox on Sports Tonight Wednesday.
Tanguay was frank in his feelings about Kevin Youkilis and his role with the team.
"You gotta trade Youk. You have to trade Youk."
He believes that the positional logjam will hang over the Red Sox until Youkilis is moved.
"Here's the deal: he's more valuable elsewhere because as long as he's around, this thing is gonna be hovering over the diamond, on how do we get Youk in, where does Middlebrooks play, and does Gonzalez go to right field? It's insane. He's gotta move on. And when he does move on, Youk is still gonna play, he's probably gonna be a first baseman for another team."

Tanguay: Could Red Sox ownership be going for it now, then sell the team?

Tanguay: Could Red Sox ownership be going for it now, then sell the team?

Could John Henry sell ownership of the Boston Red Sox anytime soon, or does he want to keep winning?  Shaughnessy, Merloni, and Tanguay debate.

Reports: Koji Uehara agrees to one-year, $4.5 million deal with Cubs

Reports: Koji Uehara agrees to one-year, $4.5 million deal with Cubs

It appears Koji Uehara’s tenure with the Red Sox has come to an end.

The former Red Sox closer has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The details of the deal were first reported by Nikkan Sports in Japan, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag reported the agreement.

Uehara, 41, had 79 saves and a 2.19 ERA in four seasons in Boston. He served as the Red Sox closer from 2013 to 2015 before Craig Kimbrel took over the role in 2016.

The Red Sox acquired bullpen help earlier in the week when they obtained righthanded reliever Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers