Our long national nightmare is over. But a whole new one might be beginning. Scott Boras mouthpiece Jon Heyman was the first to report that Jason Varitek and the Red Sox have agreed on a two year deal. Tony Massarotti has confirmed it, but calls it one year with an option.
So while this will finally end the speculation about whether Varitek will be back with the Red Sox, if he performs at a level below what he did last year, it could be a recurring nightmare for Red Sox fans.
It was amusing this afternoon to read the news online, while listening to Glenn Ordway on WEEI talking about what his “moles” were saying about the 8:30am deadline and then have someone whisper the news to Ordway, causing him to have to change course right in the middle of his “mole” discussion. A few awkward pauses while Ordway read for himself, and then a “just as we were saying” pronouncement.
And in other news: Manny finally gets a contract offer