Trade rumors and the internet are a funny thing. Not funny "ha ha" so much as funny "hmm, that peculiar." Case in point, Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox and the Angels. This is, apparently, a rumor floating around. And I say "floating" because it has no apparent destination or any real origin, I just know that I have seen it discussed. The most substance that I can find relating to this rumor is that Jon Heyman casually mentioned the Angels as a possible trade destination for Youkilis last week. And I say "casually mentioned" because he simply stated that the Angels "make some sense" as a team who might have interest in Youkilis.
Well, in these modern times, all that a rumor needs to get circulating is a national reporter tossing out an idea, even if that reporter is Jon Heyman.
Now, I see why Heyman views the Angels as a potential match. They have the obvious need for an upgrade at third base and, as we all learned this last off-season, the Angels are the new Yankees and can thus afford any player that tickles Arte Moreno's fancy, or so the narrative goes. This is all a very long way of explaining why it is that I have to address this rumor even though I think it is likely full of crap, but address it I shall because the only thing that bothers me more than a baseless rumor is a baseless rumor that really doesn't make much baseball sense (i.e. my numerous rants on the Bourjos-for-Nationals relief pitcher X rumors).