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Youkilis should get job back

Updated: May 18, 2012, 11:53 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Looking for precedent in Will Middlebrooks' torrid start leads to two conclusions:

1. Few have shown this kind of power so soon into a major league career. 2. Doing so is far from a guarantee of future success.

All signs point to a long, successful career for Middlebrooks. He's provided a much-needed spark to Boston's lineup, exceeding even the expectations placed on the system's top prospect.

With free agency looming for Kevin Youkilis, Middlebrooks was widely expected to ...

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