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Spiegel: How Youkilis Fits The Reinsdorf Profile

Kevin Youkilis. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kevin Youkilis. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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By Matt Spiegel-

(CBS) We know what kind of player Jerry Reinsdorf wants.

We know this because we’ve seen the same kind of acquisition time and time again.

But we really know this, to the core of our baseball beings, because Jerry told us.

On “The Club,” MLB Network’s reality series that focused on the White Sox two seasons ago, the Sox chairman talked about the impending arrival of Andruw Jones.

“I like to get guys who were good, had bad years, and now have something to prove.”

There it was. Suddenly, you understood why Sox fans saw so many reclamation projects and late-career stars come to town. The likes of Roberto Alomar, Jermaine Dye, and Scott Podsednik (part 2) come to mind.

I’m sure you can reel off the names of a few right now.

The latest one is working out remarkably well.

To read the rest of Spiegel’s column, click here.