This report connects the Phillies to the player. According to Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago, the Phillies and White Sox are being pretty aggressive in the early going of the Winter Meetings with all the Major League Baseball general managers assembled in Memphis, TN. Both teams seek a third basemen and both are connected to Kevin Youkilis:
One baseball source identified the White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies as the two most aggressive teams this offseason in pursuit of a third baseman.
Both are on hot on the trail of Kevin Youkilis, who is without question the class of a thin crop of free agents available at the hot corner.
With few options on the free agent market, Youkilis may be the best. While one would think the Phillies are trying to put together the "Wheeze Kids" part 2 for 2013, Youkilis would still be a productive player as he will still provide disciplined at bats and a high on base percentage.