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JASON VARITEK RUMORS

Video: Pedro Martinez uses WEIRD terminology discussing Jason Varitek

Elsa/Getty Images North America Former Red Sox (and Dodgers, Expos, Mets and Phillies) pitcher Pedro Martinez spoke about his relationship with former Red Sox catcher/captain Jason Varitek Saturday night on MLB Network. Now I know the Red Sox have been a close team for the better part of two decades, but I had no idea things went there.  Yes, this was chopped up (thanks to Instagram...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Molina Encourages Christian Vazquez To ‘Be Like (Jason) Varitek’

This embed is invalid" /> Jose Molina had a simple message for Christian Vazquez when the 24-year-old catcher sought his advice over the offseason. It was a pearl of wisdom most Boston Red Sox fans probably appreciate. “In Boston, why did they follow (former catcher/captain) Jason Varitek? Because from Day 1, he earned their respect, so that’s...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Blake Swihart Soaking Up ‘Valuable’ Info From Jason Varitek

This embed is invalid" /> Blake Swihart is approaching the next stage of his development as if it’s a final exam: the more knowledge, the better. Swihart already is working out at the Boston Red Sox’s spring training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., even though pitchers and catchers aren’t officially scheduled to report until Feb. 20. The young backstop...
Via NESN.com
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Varitek In-Line As The Next Padre Manager?

'TekBud Black is the incumbent manager of the San Diego Padres—and team says it wants him back for 2015. Nevertheless, the Friars are having another bad year (52-61, 12.5 games out), and they just hired a new (and somewhat controversial) GM. All of this is leading to speculation that the team might be at least considering other managerial options—and Jason Varitek's name is at...
Via FenwayNation
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Jason Varitek manager material? One team may think so

Jason Varitek, manager? The idea surfaced during the Padres’ discussions with candidates for their general manager opening, according to major-league sources. Varitek, the former Red Sox catcher, has a natural connection to Padres CEO Mike Dee, who served as the Sox’s chief operating officer from 2002 to ’09. The Padres are not interested in Varitek at this time and expect...
Via Fox Sports
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Punched Alex Rodriguez In The Face 10 Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today, one of the most infamous moments of the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry took place at Fenway Park When Jason Varitek fed Alex Rodriguez a face full of glove along the first base line, sparking a huge bench-clearing brawl during a Saturday afternoon game in Boston. The brawl ended up becoming one of the defining moments of the Red Sox’ 2004 season, which culminated...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The A-Rod VS. Varitek Brawl: One Decade Later

It's an iconic image burned into the brain of every Red Sox fan over the age of 10—Good versus Evil incarnate. Ten years ago today, Jason Varitek squared off with Alex Rodriguez in a classic brawl that can legitimately be called the watershed moment of the 2004 Championship season. When the game ended on Bill Mueller's walk-off home run, The Idiots had been galvanized. They were...
Via FenwayNation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Playing Role In Boston Red Sox’s MLB Draft Preparation

Jason Varitek continues to play a role in helping the Boston Red Sox build their future. Varitek, now a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, said last week at Fenway Park he’s been wearing a number of different hats in his current job with the Red Sox. The former captain represented the Red Sox at last year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, and...
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek, Derek Lowe Recall Famous Trade From Mariners To Red Sox

BOSTON — The Red Sox didn’t know what they were getting in 1997 when they acquired minor leaguers Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for reliever Heathcliff Slocumb. No, really. They didn’t know. “I remember we went back to the hotel (in Albuquerque) and Jason and I were in the same room, and (Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette) thought I...
Via NESN.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s this year’s free agent dunderhead

Every year more than 100 free agents gamble their talent into huge success. However, someone has to lose, and while it’s almost always the hometown fans, sometimes you watch a player overvalue himself and overvalue the cards he was dealt. A pair may be enough to win against the owners some of the time. But at others, Major League ballplayers have proven to be surrounded by too...
Via Brush Back Pitch
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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