December 5, 2007

Sox Consider Extending Varitek

McAdam:
Sometime between the end of these winter meetings and the start of spring training, the Red Sox would like to talk to Jason Varitek about a contract extension.

Varitek's four-year, $40 million deal - signed after the 2004 World Series - expires after the 2008 season and the Sox are unsure whether they have a suitable replacement in their pipeline.
The Red Sox may have little choice here, considering the dearth of catching talent out there. For Varitek (who will be 36 next April), no other team will (over-?) value him as much as Boston does. So ... something like 2/18?

7 comments:

ish said...

'Dearth' seems to be the word of the day today.

Amy said...

Sounds good to me, of course....:)

tim said...

Maybe they can trade a shitty bullpen pitcher for an up-and-coming catcher and starting pitcher from Seattle's farm system at the trade deadline this year...oh wait.

Douglas said...

Maybe a contract like Wakefield's?

sugarshane024 said...

Not sure how I feel about extending Varitek, but I have heard 2/24.

Sarah Gates said...

Amy, you know I'm with you there. Love that man.

Tim, I nearly snorted milk out of my nose.

Amy said...

Good to see you, Sarah! Hope all is well.