According to NESN's Red Sox reporter Heidi Watney, free-agent catcher Jason Varitek said he was not aware that teams would have to surrender a No. 1 draft pick in order to sign him and he takes full responsibility for his decision to turn down salary arbitration from the Red Sox. ...And this is the guy who we are told prepares so diligently for every single game that the Red Sox pitchers would be totally lost without his extraordinary guidance?
"Varitek told me he wasn't aware that teams would have to give up draft picks now in addition to paying him and that's something that definitely cost him and he takes full responsibility for that," according to Watney. "He doesn't blame Boras for that."
January 21, 2009
Varitek: Liar Or Idiot?
This has been discussed at SoSH since last Saturday night, but I finally saw something in the Globe:
by allan at 10:09 AM