I liked the Helton deal the way it didn't go through. Tavarez is a bad vibe for sox fans. I would have missed Lowell though. I am glad they kept their young pitching, although at some point they are going to have to thin the herd.
I would have liked to have seen Youkilis gone. I am not a huge fan. Yes, the yahoos love to cheer, "Youk! Youk!" like 'Deuce' and 'Bruce,' but I just never feel great having Youkilis up to bat with the game on the line. I'd like to see young pitching traded for a young first baseman with promise.