Soap operas seem to be the topic du jour lately, so allow us to engage in this sordid tale.
- Varitek wants to retire a member of the Red Sox (of course).
- He wants a multiyear deal, but the money's not important (of double course).
- He realizes he shouldn't have rejected arbitration, but that he didn't realize it meant other teams would have to give up a draft pick (seriously?)
- He's a very loyal person (just ask the former Mrs. Varitek!), so he won't fire Boras (what's countless lost millions — don't forget the year lost to the post-draft holdout! — when you've got loyalty?).
- There are three (highly unlikely, not really worth mentioning except Scott told Tekkie to tell me what they were) options by which Varitek could play next season without teams giving up a draft pick.
Oh, and the Red Sox weren't returning Boras' calls, so Varitek decided to take matters into his own hands. File that one under, "What comes around, goes around." Or is it what goes around, comes around? It's so hard to keep things straight when you're watching the soaps.