Gordon Edes digs into the Kevin Youkilis trade rumors, answers Twitter questions about the perception of a 'toxic' clubhouse environment, and discusses who will stay in the starting lineup when Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford return.
Joe McDonald, a native Rhode Islander, joined ESPNBoston.com as a Bruins and Red Sox reporter in February 2010. He worked at the Providence Journal for 18 years and covered the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, PawSox and Providence Bruins. He's a three-time winner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's state Sportswriter of the Year for Rhode Island. Follow him on Twitter here.