http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/...ing-commitment

With Bobby V questioning Youkilis' commitment to the team (even benching him in favor of Nick Punto), it certainly doesn't seem like they're going to exercise their $13M option to keep him around next year.

We know this could be Rolen's last year. We know Youkilis is from the area and has said he'd love to play for the Reds. Can he still pick it at 3B? Would he be an upgrade over rapidly-aging Scott Rolen?

Personally, I'd love to have him and I'd love to see it, but there are legitimate questions about his regression with age.