Varitek Clock Ticking. 'Tek Tock 'Tek Tock...
With twenty fours hours to go until the Jason Varitek deadline expires like a deflated heavier than air balloon, a decision from him and his agent, troublemaker Scott Boras(s), has to be iminent, one way or the other. Remember, and I'm not saying this is the reason for his delayed decision, but because he's going through a divorce, Varitek sees his $5 million instantly chopped to $2.5 million. Then Uncle Sam chops it in half again. That would leave him with roughly a little more than a quarter million smackeroos. Hey Jason, that's a heck of a lot better than nothing, nada, zilch, zippo.
In other Red Sox news, again, there isn't any. The center of Red Sox Nation and the team itself is focused on Jason's decision. I think that if he decides to sign with the team he loves, the Sox will go with him as the primary behind-the-plate guy with Bard as his two games out of every five backup. This would prevent 'Tek from playing four out of every five games. If he and his agent decide to say nay, the Sox will, in my opinion, trade a young not-in-the-major-leagues-yet pitcher (Buchholz?) to obtain either Saltalamacchia, Teagarden or Montero, all young and talented with Teagarden being the best of the trio...by far. We'll know by Saturday...the decision will probably not be announced until then.
I'll keep you posted the second I hear anything. I think it would be great to see him back in a Boston uniform once more, but if he decides to move on, good luck to him always and Theo, MAKE THAT TRADE. As always, BE WELL. The new Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band album WORKING ON A DREAM is totally amazing. It went on sale this past Tuesday and I give it five stars (******). He and the band are just a perfect sonic match, much like THE RISING and MAGIC, his two other albums from this, the 21st century. He and the guys will be playing the Super Bowl halftime show...don't forget. Click on the title for more on the 'Tek Tock 'Tek Tock situation and thanks for being here. Your comments are always welcome and always answered. See ya.