Jason Varitek is declining the Sox' arbitration offer, according to Globe sources.
no surprise really, Boras is his agent and accepting arb takes away all of his leverage…
/me в шоке
really sam?…i thought being an aging catcher with rapidly eroding skills takes away all of his leverage…
just kidding sf’s ;)
It’s the truth, DC. This is a mistake on Varitek’s part, I think. Boras is either overestimating or overstating the market for Varitek’s “skills.”
Apparently Detroit isn’t a landing spot for Tek now… but will the Rangers still deal another one of their catchers?
from hardball times (I think) via baseball musings:
The Tigers acquired catcher Gerald Laird from the Texas Rangers late Sunday night, fulfilling one of their major off-season needs on the eve of baseball’s winter meetings.
my guess is that he’s overestimating the need for experienced catchers, and that teams will be willing to extend further to get one, or retain one from the sox perspective…he uses the posada contract as an example…my joke aside, there is a value for tek’s services, but it is significantly less than boras has it set…
Boras is out of his mind.
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