Remember that great scene in "Godfather II" when Michael Corleone is negotiating for a gambling license with Sen. Geary?
"My offer is this: nothing," Corleone says with a cold stare.
That's pretty much how the trade for Kevin Youkilis worked out for the Red Sox with the news today that they have traded righthander Zach Stewart for a player to be named later.
Stewart was 0-2 in two starts for the Red Sox, allowing 14 runs on 17 hits over 5.2 innings. He was designated for assignment on Nov. 20. The Pirates will be Stewart's fifth organization in the last four years.
The Red Sox received Stewart and infielder Brent Lillibridge from the White Sox in return for Youkilis on June 24. He was 2 for 16 in 10 games before being designated for assignment and traded to Cleveland.
The good news was that Will Middlebrooks got to play a lot. There was that.