His contract is up after 2012 with a club option for 2013, so obviously this wouldn't help us this year, but if he doesn't go back to Boston, it would be great to have him on the Reds. Hopefully one of the young guys steps up, but if not, maybe Youk would be an option once Rolen is gone.By no means is Youkilis giving up on Boston, the Red Sox or his teammates. He's proud of what he's already accomplished with this organization and certainly hopes for a lot more. He's also looking ahead and wonders what it would be like to play for his hometown team, the Cincinnati Reds.
"If I were to go anywhere, I would want to go to Cincinnati and play in front of my parents at home," Youkilis said. "I think it would be really cool for my dad and my mom, but especially for my dad, growing up in Cincinnati, that would be a real cool thing."