Tuesday, November 25, 2008

'Tek Talk Continued

Jason Varitek remains on the minds of the Red Sox front office people and all of Red Sox Nation. Frankly, I can't envision the 2009 club without 'Tek. Though other teams have expressed interest in the talented catcher, his heart yearns to stay home, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. AND HE WILL...at least that's how my thinking goes. Have the Red Sox made an offer yet to Jason and his agent, Scott Boras(s)? That's the question on ALL our minds. I found this blurb on the WEEI website...
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"According to sources familiar with the negotiations, the Red Sox’ initial contract offer to free agent catcher Jason Varitek this offseason was for one year. It was not determined what the monetary worth of the offer would be, although indications were that it didn’t approach the annual average commanded by Jorge Posada ($13.1 million). Varitek’s agent, Scott Boras, referenced the Yankee catcher’s contract as an appropriate point of reference when assessing his client’s worth at the General Managers’ meetings early this month. Red Sox officials refused comment on the negotiations, while Varitek’s representatives did not respond to inquiries on the matter."
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Scott Boras(s) HAS responded to this report by saying, in his own inimitable fashion, that Boston has NOT made an offer, nary a peep. You know what? This back and forth could go on for weeks, but I know one thing for sure...I want 'Tek back on the team next year. It's as simple as that. There are other "wants" on my menu, the foremost being the acquisition of Mark Teixeira (THEO, JOHN, LARRY, TOM...make it happen!). What the future holds in store for us is still a mystery, a Red Sox mystery, but not for long.

I hope your Thanksgiving week is going well. Don't forget, you can click on the title of this post for all the latest Red Sox news, including the most recent developments of Boston's quest for Japanese pitcher Junichi Tazawa. Have a wonderful Tuesday, don't forget to buy your turkeys and as always, BE WELL. Shalom.

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