Red Sox re-sign Jason Varitek

It looks like this soap opera is finally over. According to a few sources, Jason Varitek and the Red Sox have agreed to a 1 year deal with an option year. 2009 – $5 mil. 2010 – Team/Player Option $5 mil plus $2 mil in games played incentives* Not a bad deal at all. Even […]

Friday Linkage – 01/30/09

It’s been a long time since I did a Friday Linkage post. I blame someone else. Pacman Jonesin: Pujols may want Manny on his team now but wait until he sits out a big game and Pujols’ only protection in the lineup is Skip Schumaker. Home Run Derby: Touche Cardinals fans. The Bottom Line: Ouch. […]

Mike Lowell takes a few swings

Good news on the Mike Lowell front. Lowell has taken a big first step towards his recovery from offseason hip surgery by taking 50 swings off a tee yesterday. The Red Sox don’t plan on rushing his recovery and it’s likely because of this that Puerto Rico has removed him from their WBC roster. No […]

Sean Casey officially retires

I’m not sure what Sean Casey did to piss off Terry Francona last year but it must have been something major. He ended the season with a .322 AVG and a .381 OBP yet he only got 2 at-bats in the playoffs and only 199 all year long. Anyway, that’s all in the past as […]

The Jason Varitek snafu

I just spent 30 minutes trying to think of a word to describe the whole free agency “situation” surrounding Jason Varitek. My pre-post draft looks something like this: screw-up, mistake, abomination? I finally decided on the word snafu. sna⋅fu [sna-foo, snaf-oo] noun 1. a badly confused or ridiculously muddled situation. Yeah, that fits perfectly. The […]

Dustin Pedroia’s brother accused of child molestation

I guess every member of the Pedroia family can’t be the MVP of the American League. Dustin Pedroia’s brother, Brett Pedroia, was arrested on January 9th and accused of ‘oral copulation and lewd acts with a child under 14.’ He has since been released on $50,000 bail. This doesn’t really have anything to do with […]

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