Is He Still Captain?

The Red Sox have re-signed Jason Varitek to a 1 year, $2mm deal plus incentives according to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.

That means the catchers will be Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Varitek. The Red Sox obviously wanting to give Saltalamacchia a mentor of sorts. Not many better than Varitek. I’m more than fine with this deal as while Varitek is no longer the player he was, especially offensively, he can still contribute 2 times a week and will hopefully help Saltalamacchia learn the staff a bit.

Also much talk of the Red Sox meeting with representatives for both Jayson Werth and Carl Crawford. Where there’s smoke there’s fire? I think so, but we’ll see.