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Nick Punto: More than just a fun name to say!

Nick Punto is a BACK UP, people. A BACK UP. I have gotten two e-mails today on how he could push my precious, amazing husband, Kevin Youkilis out of the lineup.

Will not happen. And I refuse to read any more blogs that try to frighten me. If I want to be frightened, I will watch the news. Or read about ebola or something.

Youkilis will NOT be traded. I know this.

Because, see, God and I had a conversation…

Back to the topic at hand, Nick Punto has a great name. An absolutely great name. Punto. I love it. He has just nabbed a 2-year, $3 million deal.

And I’m happy with him. Thrilled with him. He’s like Jed Lowrie, but will require less bandaids.

If, however, and this is a teeth-gritting if… if he leads to the trade of MY Kevin Youkilis, I will rain down such blogging venom that all the world will tremble and blink apostrophes.

So, Nick Punto. I think we have an understanding. Let’s learn about YOU! Hmm. You are old. You were born in 1977. You went to a place called Saddleback (hah) College. You were drafted by… ah… the Red Sox. Wiki, you are so helpful. You were one of four Twins nicknamed Piranhas. That’s great. If you don’t suck, that is what I will call you. Or Punty.

You played for the Phillies too…

You had time to play for a lot of teams, being around sine 1977…

Wow, you sucked in 2007. I remember 2007 being a swell year…

And you signed with the Cardinals this year.

Okay. I can deal with you, Punto.

AS LONG AS YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUKILIS.

LOOK at this face! How could you trade this face???

~L

PS- in crummy news, we are officially Darvishless.

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  1. Jup
    December 15, 2011 at 8:17 am

    No, not even Keebler is stupid enough to bring Punto in as a replacement for Youk. I don’t share your love of the angry man-yeti, but you don’t get rid of a player of his calibur and replace it with Punto.

  2. JW
    December 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Will it be as fun to say “YoukiPunto” when Bobby Valentine inexplicably platoons them?

  3. December 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Punto should do very well for the Red Sox.

  4. December 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I agree, Nick Punto is not the replacement for Youk. He’s an insurance policy. The tag of ‘replacement’ will probably fall upon Mike Avilas while Punto serves as utility back-up to Marco and Dustin.

    3Bmen are a commodity in the majors right now, especially those who can field AND hit… nevermind anchor a line-up. But I don’t see Youk being shipped out unless there’s a big young ‘Hoss on the return flight. No, not just Gio Gonzalez from Oakland (though they have stated a need for a 3B, but a cheap rental one probably), maybe double-J from the Braves but they have Chipper and Freddie Freeman on the corners, so…. but look at it this way, if Youk were to headline a multi-player swap for King Felix (once the M’s are out of the Fielder, Rollins, Beltran talks) it will happen and then the Sox will be hip deep in David Wright come June/July.

    That’s not happening though. Like Wright, Youk would be a mid-season deal. Coming off injury, he has to rebuild his value.

    Punto buys insurance in case Scutaro breaks down. Keep in mind, Youk hits a physical wall in the latter months and playing 3B doesn’t help. He’ll be rotated in a 3B platoon with Avilas and Punto while platooning 1B with Gonzalez while both will be sharing DH duties with Papi. Less break down, consistent AB’s and everyone gets to play and stay sharp.

  5. December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    OLD??? Hey!!

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