5:49pm: Scott Boras held court regarding Varitek this afternoon. He suggested Varitek should get a deal comparable to Jorge Posada’s four-year, $52.4MM contract, which is ridiculous even for Boras.
11:01am: According to Sean McAdam of the Boston Herald, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein will meet with Scott Boras this week to discuss free agent catcher Jason Varitek. Epstein would not be concerned if the situation remains unresolved well into the offseason. Yahoo’s Tim Brown suggested the Tigers and Dodgers as other possible fits for Varitek.
Varitek, 37 in April, earned $9MM in 2008. If Boras can get him two years and $14MM it will be impressive.