In the Fold?

UPDATE:  Heyman/Boras is now saying the a two-year deal has been agreed to.  Good.  Now let’s trade for Varitek’s eventual replacement and get to playing some baseball.

The Globe’s Tony Massarotti has it as a 1-year deal for $5mm and team option for a 1-year, $5mm or a player option for 1-year, $3mm.  Plus incentives for games played starting at 80 games for the 2nd year.  The incentives total $2mm.

Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald just confirmed the parameters of the deal (same as Massarotti’s).

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Scott Boras, er…I mean, Jon Heyman is reporting on SI.com that the Red Sox and Jason Varitek are on the verge of a 2-year deal.  To quote "Jason Varitek is on the verge of agreeing to a two-year deal with Boston."

I can see him now.

Theo: "Jason, so what do you think?"

Varitek: "I’m thinking about it.  I’m on the verge, but not quite there yet."

Theo: "Well are you like, say, 90% there or are we going to be here for a while?"

Varitek: "No, ‘on the verge’ means like 99%, I just like to make a grand entrance with these sorts of things and want to time it perfectly…"

Anyway, Heyman and Boras have never been seen in the same room, right?