Do the Sox Need
Mo Power at First?
(9.20.95, Boston Globe File Photo / Jim Davis)
Or Is Theo Content to Compete
with a Banjo-Hitting First Baseman?
Boston Globe Offseason Overview:
Five Possibilities at First Base
"Do you want to measure [Kevin] Youkilis by what he is, or what he isn’t? If you choose the latter, then he falls woefully short of the big-bopping sluggers that traditionally have defined the first base position. Youkilis hit 13 home runs last season, which tied him for 10th among AL first basemen, with just a little more than a third of the home runs posted by Paul Konerko and Nick Swisher, leaders at the position with 35 apiece."
-- Gordon Edes, Boston Globe Offseason Overview