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Emotional Kevin Youkilis provides more than on-field upgrade at third

Updated: June 27, 2012, 1:33 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It's perfectly conceivable Kevin Youkilis could be another Manny Ramirez, another Ken Griffey Jr., another Orlando Hudson -- lusted-after veterans Kenny Williams finally landed past their expiration date. Maybe he's a Nick Swisher, a vet who doesn't fit in and can't perform to his reputation.

I'm just being pessimistic, though.

Here's to optimism, because it's also valid to think Youkilis, even with his declining offensive numbers, is a home run move to shore up a sinkhole ...

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