... a baseball source indicated tonight that the player was given "one week" to make a decision in a letter both he and agent Scott Boras received from the club on Friday, Jan. 23.Mazz adds that if both parties are talking late on Friday, we might not have an answer until Saturday morning.
According to the same source, the Red Sox dated and mailed the letter on Thursday, Jan. 22, raising the question of whether the Sox meant to establish the deadline on the night of Thursday, Jan. 29. However, all indications are that club factored in the delivery time of the letter, placing the deadline at the end of the current work week.
January 27, 2009
Varitek's Deadline Is Friday
Tony Massarotti, Globe:
by allan at 10:15 PM