1. No reason for Youkilis playing ahead of Middlebrooks. BA (.318 vs .239), SLUG (.545 vs .385) and OPS (,893 vs. .705) all in Middlebrooks favor as well as HR (6 vs. 4) and RBI (21 vs. 13) in less AB. It's great to try and 'showcase' a guy, but if he's no good, what good does it do?
2. The love affair with DMAC continues as Byrd will be DFA'd instead of DMAC. Name another team that has a .190 hitting outfielder on the roster, especially one that wants to content.