in the Atlanta area, where Varitek makes his offseason home. Varitek would not specify a location of the meeting other than to say it would not be at his home. Varitek's agent, Scott Boras, will not be at the one-on-one meeting.Seems like a resolution of some kind is not far off.
According to a baseball source, it was Varitek who requested the meeting.
Also: the Globe has a transcript and video from Kevin Youkilis's press conference this afternoon:
I never pictured myself on another team. ... I've always seen putting on that Red Sox uniform everyday, putting on that B on the hat. This is home to me. I don't know any other place other than Boston to come to the field everyday and to live. For me, it's a great feeling just to know that I can be here and stay here for a long time. I was very happy from day one talking multi-year deals to stay here.