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  • Archive for January, 2009

    January 30, 2009:
    The Deadline…

    So, the deadline for Jason Varitek to accept the Red Sox offer passed at 8:30 this morning, (although they may be operating under Satan time on the Left Coast, in which case, the deadline expired only a few minutes ago…)and The Nation waits to see if the Captain will accept the 1 year, $5 million […]

    January 28, 2009:
    Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick…

    So everyone thought Jason Varitek’s deadline was Saturday, but actually he was given 1 week to decide after receiving the proposal, which was last Friday. The deal is: A base of $5 million, with a 2010 Club Option of $5 million, or, ‘Tek can activate his player option worth $3 million, or if neither option […]

    January 26, 2009:
    Well, What are you waiting for?

    So, the latest word around town is that the Sox have a 2 year modified deal on the table for Jason Varitek. It would be $5 million for the year #1, and then for year #2 a dual option–which would be a club option for $5 million or a $3 million player option (Like what […]

    January 23, 2009:
    Will They, Or Won’t They?

    Apparently, they already have… Rumor around town is there a 1 year deal on the table, how much remains to be seen…and, despite the fact that there is nothing else out there, ‘Tek is holding out hope for a 2-year contract. BIG departure from the 4 years, $52 million Boras was floating a couple of […]

    January 21, 2009:
    And you expect us to believe…

    That Jason Varitek was totally clueless to the fact that he was a Type A Free Agent, which means that whoever signed him (other than the Sox) would have to give up a 1st round draft pick? Evidently that is the case. ‘Tek told this to Heidi Watney of NESN, while also accepting complete responsibility […]

    January 19, 2009:
    Boston Red Thoughts Post #600

    In a pretty surprising move, Jason Varitek reached out to the Red Sox, asking for a meeting, WITHOUT SATAN, to discuss his interest in returning to the Red Sox. ‘Tek met with principal owner John Henry for about 90 minutes on Friday night near his home in Atlanta. While none of the details were released, […]

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