10:59pm: Heyman says "most long-time Red Sox observers believe they will eventually work out a deal to retain Varitek." We’ve already seen multiple teams back away after the Red Sox offered Tek arbitration.
7:47pm: Joel Sherman says the Schneider talks took place several weeks ago. The Mets were planning to replace him with Jason Varitek, until the Red Sox offered Tek arbitration.
6:32pm: According to Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post, two sources confirmed the Red Sox are in trade discussions for Mets catcher Brian Schneider. Schneider is owed $4.9MM in ’09, the last year of his deal.