Red Sox-Yankees positional comparison
Third baseKevin Youkilis, Red Sox: Plagued by injuries, Youkilis had a down 2011, hitting under .300 for the first time since 2007 (.258). In 120 games, he hit 17 homers and drove in 80 runs while earning an All-Star Game selection. He's off to a slow start this season, and he was called out by Sox manager Bobby Valentine.
Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: Although he was voted as the starting third baseman for the AL in the All-Star Game, A-Rod underwent knee surgery instead and played fewer than 100 games in a season for the first time since 1995. His 13-year streak of at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs ended.