Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sox Sign Jason Varitek to a 1-Year Deal
You know, I can see how some people might be upset about this decision. I can see that some fans would say that V-Tek is past his prime, and not worth the $2 million dollars that the Red Sox agreed to pay him in 2011, according to sources close to the two parties. But, I love the move. We lost Victor Martinez. Our only other option is Saltalamachia? I don't like that. It doesn't matter who starts and who is back up, but I will point this out. Variteks offense appeared to return last season. Although he was only a back-up, in the first month, Varitek was leading Martinez in all major offensive categories. So, I like this move. I think Tek could very well finish his career on a high note and perform well in 2011. I really like this move by the Red Sox, because it gets us a catcher for a small amount so that we can consentrate our available salary on Carl Crawford or Jason Werth and Adrian Beltre.