• Boston Herald: Yanks May Go After Varitek

    Posted by on November 16th, 2008 · Comments (10)

    Via Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald

    Even though [Jason] Varitek’s agent, Scott Boras, said at the GM meetings two weeks ago that Jorge Posada’s four-year, $52.4 million contract should, as a gauge of Varitek’s worth, be considered “probably representative age-wise and it’s also representative of what a player on a winning team – for very different reasons, obviously – can do,” word is that Boras is not asking for a Posada deal.

    A $50 million contract worth some $13 million a year is not in the offing for Varitek. It should require something closer to a two- to four-year deal worth $10-11 million a year to sign Varitek. He is coming off a four-year, $40 million deal.

    Teams expected to be in on the bidding include the Tigers and Angels. Do not dismiss the chances of the Yankees going after Varitek as doubt remains about whether Posada’s shoulder, surgically repaired last season, will allow him to catch in 2009. . . .

    Pull-ease. If Posada can’t go, I’d rather see the Yankees hand the job to Francisco Cervelli than spend a dime on Varitek. Really…

    Comments on Boston Herald: Yanks May Go After Varitek

    1. thenewguy
      November 17th, 2008 | 1:04 am

      Do not dismiss the chances of the Yankees going after Varitek as doubt remains about whether Posada’s shoulder, surgically repaired last season, will allow him to catch in 2009.
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      No Michael Silverman. We really can dismiss the chances of the Yankees going after Jason Varitek. Johnny Damon is one thing….

    2. Viper
      November 17th, 2008 | 1:05 am

      This rumor is BS. I don’t believe a word of it.

    3. dpk875
      November 17th, 2008 | 6:15 am

      Please no

    4. aaron empty
      November 17th, 2008 | 8:05 am

      look, rivalry be damned, the yanks wont sign him they already have a light hitting catcher who plays great defense, why do they need another? makes no sense. the “captain” will have to play elsewhere.

    5. gphunt
      November 17th, 2008 | 8:09 am

      I just threw up in my mouth.

    6. Bostowned
      November 17th, 2008 | 8:53 am

      I just vomited a little in my mouth.

    7. Bostowned
      November 17th, 2008 | 8:53 am

      gphunt apparently said it first but mine held more truth. lol.

    8. antone
      November 17th, 2008 | 9:42 am

      This sounds like a Boras creation to create leverage with the Sox, no?

    9. MJ
      November 17th, 2008 | 10:39 am

      If Boras created the rumor, he’s retarded. Not a single fan or other GM should think this story has any credibility.

      This is perhaps the dumbest rumor ever.

    10. November 17th, 2008 | 4:00 pm

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