The Kevin Youkilis trade
When the Red Sox traded longtime infielder and fan favorite Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox in July for righthander Zach Stewart and utilityman Brent Lillibridge, fans took a wait-and-see approach to the deal.
The Sox sent $5.5 million to Chicago in the deal, but that was seen as the cost of shipping an unhappy, unproductive Youkilis out of town and opening up room for Will Middlebrooks to play every day.
Stewart and Lillibridge are no longer with the organization, and Youkilis recently signed a one-year, $12 million deal with the Yankees. The Sox got nothing for him, but it sure seems like Youkilis has some value now.